Lunchtime Lecture


These lectures are FREE for Museum Members and $5 for the general public. Speakers present on a variety of topics that connect in some way to the New York State Canal System. Please select from the drop down menu the lecture for which you would like to purchase tickets.

2020 Schedule (will be updated as lectures are scheduled) – Click below for more information about each lecture.

Thursday, February 20 at 12 PM – Raymond Letterman – Adirondack Reservoirs: Water for the Erie Canal

Thursday, March 19 at 12 PM – Adam Laats – Joseph Lancaster & the “Delusion” of Public Schools

Thursday, May 21 at 12 PM – Derrick Pratt – The Center of it All: Baseball in 19th Century Upstate New York

Thursday, July 16 at 12PM – Matthew Urtz – CNY Hops: The Birth, Death, and Re-birth of an Industry


Note: We are unable to offer refunds for event reservations. Please be sure you can attend prior to reserving your space. All event reservations/ticket sales are final.


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