Join us at the library to hear Erie Canal Museum‘s Derrick Pratt present on the Conception of the Erie Canal.

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 – 2 PM

While the Erie Canal took only 8 years to dig, getting to the point where people could start digging was a nearly 100 year long process. This talk looks at the early efforts to harness new York’s interior waterways and the political wrangling that almost kept the “Eighth Wonder of the World” from happening.