During this free presentation at the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse, New York, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Ashley Maready will discuss the important role that former United States President Theodore Roosevelt played in the development of early 20th century canals. This program is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16 from 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
Roosevelt was a native New Yorker and the 26th President of the United States, whose terms ran from 1901-1909. Prior to becoming President, he was governor of New York State. During his political life, he advocated for the creation of New York’s Barge Canal, and the Panama Canal became his pet project. Using research findings, images and collection items, Maready will share the history of Theodore Roosevelt’s involvement in these important canal projects.
The program will take place in the Museum’s second-floor Weighlock Gallery, and will include time for questions. Both the Museum and the gallery are handicap accessible, and several free parking spots are available in Museum-designated spots across the street under routes 81 and 690. We look forward to seeing you for this fascinating, free presentation!
The Erie Canal Museum is partially funded by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.