The Impact of the Erie Canal on Immigration

Barhydt-7DockStDate: Saturday, February 28
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Mabee Farm Historic Site, 1100 Main St, Rotterdam Junction, NY
Admission: $5.00; Free for SCHS members

Craig Williams, retired curator at the New York State Museum, will present an illustrated talk discussing how the Erie Canal brought major changes to Schenectady, including waves of new settlers, immigrants and workers. Williams will also speak on Schenectady’s initial skepticism of the canal, and how the canal has established ethnically diverse heritage in the region.

Admission is $5.00, free for members of the Schenectady County Historical Society. For more information, please contact Mary Zawacki, Curator at 518-887-5073 or by email at curator@schenectadyhistorical.org. The Mabee Farm Historic Site is wheelchair accessible, with off-street parking in front of the George E. Franchere Educational Center.