In DeWitt's Footsteps: Seeing History on the Erie Canal
Saturday 2nd Mar, 2019

Buffalo Maritime Center
90 Arthur Street Buffalo, NY 14207
Time: 4:30pm
Cost: FREE - Advance registration required
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March 2nd is the 250th birthday of former NY Governor DeWitt Clinton. Gov. DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828) championed and oversaw the creation of the Erie Canal, with far-reaching consequences for New York State and the nation as a whole.

COME HEAR from Ken Silber who will discuss his book In DeWitt’s Footsteps: Seeing History on the Erie Canal and the legacy that he and his family (his wife and son are direct descendants of Gov. Clinton) explored as they traveled along the canal’s historic and modern routes.

STAY AFTER for a piece of Packet Boat birthday cake and the Buffalo Maritime Center OPEN HOUSE featuring Music, Pressure Drop's Boatwright's Brown Ale, Live hot metal pours by the BMC Foundry, Wales Hollow Wood Butcher spoon carving, tours, Antique & Classic Boat Society demonstrations, Packet boat updates and more...


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