For centuries, humans had been interacting with the geology and environment of Upstate New York, but when construction of the Erie Canal commenced in 1817, the vastness of the project and the environment that it would cut through became its largest obstacle.
David Brooks, Education Director at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, will explore Erie Canal environmental history on Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at 5:30 pm at the Rome Historical Society.
This program is free, open to the public and is part of the Rome Historical Society’s ongoing third Wednesday programming.
The Rome Historical Society is located at 200 Church Street, Rome, NY. For more information, call (315) 336-5870, or visit their website at www.romehistoricalsociety.org.
Photo: The Erie Canal at Lockport.