When:
December 15, 2022 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
2022-12-15T18:30:00-05:00
2022-12-15T19:30:00-05:00
Where:
Minerva Free Library Basement
116 Miller Street
Sherman
NY 14781
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Director
716-761-6378

A classroom and community favorite, the Erie Canal Traveling Museum brings the world of the
Erie Canal to life with an interactive exploration into actual artifacts from the days of the early
canal. In 2004, former E.D. Helga MacKinnon initiated the museum with her personal collection
of objects that represent the laborers and developers of the Erie Canal. Always expanding, the
traveling museum allows students to examine and interact with real artifacts as they learn stories
about canal life, and use their skills of observation to make smart inferences about what the world
was like in the 1820’s and 30’s and what impact the Canal had on the people who lived and
worked nearby. Participants will find this a great way to appreciate, question, and wonder at the
marvel of New York’s Erie Canal. This program is aligned with NY ELA standards. Can be in
conjunction with Journeys & Journals on the Erie Canal, and similar programs.

Erie Canal Traveling Museum