The role of the Erie Canal in the development of Syracuse is well know. But who were the men who built and operated the Canal? Andrew W. Cohen, professor of history at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, will explore the world of these laborers, whom Moby Dick author Herman Melville once called “Metropolitan Freebooters,” at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, March 2 at the Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse. Free for Museum members, just $5 for non-members.
This is the first in a series of lunchtime lectures scheduled for 2017!