Canals & Railroads

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Join us for the opening reception of our new exhibit, Canals and Railroads, from Collaboration to Competition, developed by the AlcoTechnical and Historical Society on June 28, 2-4pm.

The reception will feature a special presentation by ACTHS historian, David Gould, at 2pm.

Admission – $5.00; Free for Schenectady County Historical Society members

Canals and Railroads, from Collaboration to Competition explores the beginnings of the Canal Era and New York State’s early railroads, which were built to enhance and complement–rather than compete with– the waterway system.

For more information, please contact Curator Mary Zawacki at 518-374-0263, or by email at curator@schenectadyhistorical.org. The Schenectady County Historical Society is wheelchair accessible, with off-street parking behind the building and overflow parking next door at the YWCA.