The salt industry in Syracuse and Central New York is the topic of a free curator talk at the Erie Canal Museum on Friday, June 15 at 10:00 a.m. Museum Curator Ashley Maready will discuss the history of salt and its production in Central New York, using images and other resources from the Museum’s collections. She will explain the nature and importance of this mineral, where it was found in the region, the growth of the salt industry in Syracuse, and the major role that the industry played in the development of the Erie Canal and the nation as a whole. The program is the second of four curator presentations at the Erie Canal Museum this year. It is free and open to the public, and will include time for questions and discussion. Free parking is available in Museum-designated spots across the street under routes 81 and 690. We hope you’ll join us for this free presentation!