Erie Canal Heritage Connection

Saturday, July 27

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Discover and Explore Life on the 1800s Along the Erie Canal

Lock 30: Erie Canal Park

Opening of the Erie Canal, in 1825 / [drawing by] A.R.W. ; [engraved by] Swinton So. — From an unidentified history text, p. 167 ; approx. 1890?

The Erie Canal Heritage Connection is a celebration of life along the Erie Canal in the 1800s. The event is free for all ages to attend (including parking). Participants will be able to take part in interactive presentations that bring history to life! Musical entertainment will be provided by the Towpath Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps, Fiddlers of the Genesee and Rochester Area English Country Dancers. Food will be available in the morning and afternoon thanks to a kiosk run by the Kiwanis Club.  Local groups such as the Macedon Historical Society, Macedon Garden Club, Quaker 1816 House, Tasha Tudor Society and History House with Teresa Wood will offer fun activities. Historical wagon tours will be available as well as a petting zoo of traditional farm animals.  There will be something for everyone to enjoy at this event and everything is free of charge except making a tin ornament with the Genesee Country Village Museum tinsmith ($3 per ornament). See you in July! 

This event made possible with funding from the following: Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and N.Y.S. Canal Corporation, Lyons National Bank, Berry Plastics Corporation, Friends of Macedon Public Library, and the Walmart Foundation.

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