Closing out the Tuesday Talks portion of the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site’s NYS History Month programs, Amanda Massie and Valerie Balint will host “Converging on the Canal: the 19th Century Through Food.”
What people eat is closely related to where they live and their socio-economic standing. In this online program about food and travel on the Erie Canal, Massie and Balint will discuss how the canal shaped the way Americans ate in the 19th century. The program will take place on Tuesday, October 27th at 6:30 pm and is being offered via the free online platform Webex. No registration is required for this program. The link will go live at 6:15 pm and may be found on the Schoharie Crossing Facebook page or NYS Parks website.
For information about this program, call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov.
Illustration: The Packet Boat, Marco Paul’s Travels on the Erie Canal by Jacob Abbott (1852).