Saturday, May 6 at 1:00 PM- Silos Nearby

In Silos Nearby, Emily Zaengle presents her research photo-documenting 160 silos along Route 8 from Utica to South Brookfield.  She discusses the cultural and aesthetic history of these objects and how they've become an indicator of a changing agricultural landscape.  Audience members are encouraged to share their personal experience and memories of working with, and around, silos.

Saturday, May 13 at 1:00 pm- Songs to Build and Boat By: Music from Erie Canal

Explore the history of the Erie Canal through song with Mohawk Valley musicians Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle.  These high-spirited independent artists, along with their guitar, violin, banjo, harmonica, and ukulele, will examine the style of songs performed during the construction of the canal and their origins.  Don’t miss this original music program that celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the Erie Canal.    

Friday, May 19- Sunday May 21- Erie Canal Bicentennial Conference

Come one, come all to the Erie Canal Bicentennial Conference! Celebrate the canal's 200th anniversary in the county where it all began. This 3-day event features lectures, a bus tour, and a boat cruise on the Erie Canal.  Attend all three days, or choose your favorite event. Great for history lovers, educators and students.  Visit for details and registration.


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Saturday, April 29 at 1:00 PM- The New England Invasion into New York

Liz Covart, host of Ben Franklin’s World:  A Podcast about Early American History, will discuss the New England migration into New York State throughout the 18th and 19th centuries.  Covart is a historian of early America who practices scholarly history, public history, and digital humanities.

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