Lecture by Award-Winning Author on Erie Canal at Hudson River Maritime Museum

As part of a statewide commemoration of the Erie Canal’s 200th anniversary, the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston and Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse will host a lecture by award-wining author and professor Dr. Carol Sheriff, author of The Artificial River, Saturday, July 22, at 1 p.m. at the Hudson River Maritime Museum. Dr. Sheriff’s lecture, Becoming Second Nature: The Erie Canal’s Early History, examines how the new waterway initially symbolized the young republic’s technological and economic progress, and was even hailed as a divinely ordained mission. She will discuss how the Erie Canal redefined daily routines, livelihoods and values for thousands of New Yorkers, and remapped the region’s physical and human geography.

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 1 pm
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing