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Folklore and the Erie Canal
A New York Folklore Society Forum

Erie Canal Museum
Syracuse, NY
October 27, 2005

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Folklore and the Erie Canalway
  • Thursday, October 27, 2005
    11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (with lunch in the neighborhood)
    Erie Canal Museum

    318 Erie Blvd. East
    Syracuse, New York
Speakers: Frank Dean (Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor)
Dan Ward (Cultural Resources Council)
George Ward (Black Crow Network)
Craig Williams (NY State Museum)
Steve Zeitlin (CityLore Inc.)
Erie Canal Museum staff and others.

In December 2000, the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor was adopted by Congress. This designation applies to all 234 municipalities adjoining the 524 miles of navigable waterway that comprise the New York State Canal System. In this Forum we learned about the Heritage Corridor and discussed several folk arts projects related to canals in New York State, including a new series of collaborative projects that are being planned begin in 2006. We also had the opportunity to tour the Erie Canal Museum.

Erie Canal map


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