Community Events on our campus
The Three Erie Canals, History and Folklore
January 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Bruce Schwendy, a member of the Canal Society of New York State, will discuss the history of the Erie Canal. He will talk about the basic history of the three Erie Canal eras beginning with Clinton’s Ditch, completed in 1825 and ending with the canal of today. He will discuss four areas of canal folklore and talk about local canal sites in the South Wedge area.
Founded in Buffalo on October13, 1956, the Canal Society is a not-for-profit educational organization that enables people to visit canal sites in New York State and beyond through regular, organized field trips, to share information and ideas about preserving canal history and traditions, and to advocate for canal renewal and development.