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Building the Erie Canal

  • Stephentown Heritage Center 4 Staples Road Stephentown, NY, 12168 United States (map)

The Stephentown Historical Society presents a talk by Rosemary Nichols on the building of the Erie Canal.  

Nichols will introduce you to some important, but not famous, people from the canal construction years.  The canal project served as America's first engineering school in a hands-on way.  Most of the major engineers for the Erie Canal went on to teach at RPI, the country's first formal engineering school.

Later Event: May 8
Senior Coffee Hour