Rome Historical Society hosts Erie Canal Exhibit Talk, Feb. 16

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ROME — The Rome Historical Society, 200 Church St., will presentErie Canal Exhibit Talk,” a virtual program, live at Facebook.com/romehistorical and on Zoom at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16.

To participate via Zoom, go to the following registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcoc-mgpjsiEtBL3QiAud4QJ_7Onkcn7Y-E.

The Erie Canal provided a way of life for many Central New Yorkers in the 19th century.

Brad Utter is senior historian/curator, science and technological history, at the New York State Museum in Albany. Utter’s research revolves around the development of industry and transportation in the state, and how that development impacted the lives of New Yorkers.

Physical objects, or material culture, provide a unique connection to the past. In the program, Utter will review the State Museum’s Erie Canal Exhibit Catalog from 2017 with a special focus on Rome. Join participants to discuss the artifacts that exist today as a reminder of what life was like during the Erie Canal Era. 

For more information, call 315-336-5870.

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