New York State’s Oswego Canal is the topic of a free curator talk at the Erie Canal Museum on Wednesday, October 17 at 12:00 p.m. Curator Ashley Maready will use artifacts from the Museum’s collections to discuss the the origins and construction of this waterway, how it changed over the years, and its current use. Construction of the Oswego Canal was spurred by the Erie Canal’s early success. The waterway opened in 1828, and its original starting point was in the heart of downtown Syracuse. It is part of the New York State Canal System, and currently begins in Brewerton, New York. From there it heads to the city of Oswego and Lake Ontario.
This program is the last of four curator talks at the Erie Canal Museum during 2018. It is free and open to the public, and includes time for questions and discussion. Free parking is available in Museum-designated spots across the street under routes 81 and 690. We hope you will join us for this enlightening presentation!