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Tue 27 Oct
Converging on the Canal: A brief history of the 19th Century through food
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Via Webex: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/j.php?MTID=m5fba928fdf6aa606c96d55d1b4e4a9f0

Few things are more universal than a need for food. What people eat of often related to where they live and their socio-economic standing. The 19th century in America brought massive change to where people lived, and a growing industry often brought social uplift. At the center of much of this change was the opening and expansion of the Erie Canal and the people who lived and worked on it. Amanda Massie and Valerie Balint will discuss how the technology and ideas that moved along the Erie Canal shaped how Americans ate in the 19th century.