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Wed, Dec 28


Olean Public Library

Traveling Museum

A classroom and community favorite, the Erie Canal Traveling Museum brings the world of the Erie Canal to life with an interactive exploration into actual artifacts from the days of the early canal.

Traveling Museum
Traveling Museum

Time & Location

Dec 28, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Olean Public Library, 134 N 2nd St, Olean, NY 14760, USA

About the event

In 2004, former E.D. Helga MacKinnon initiated the museum with her personal collection of objects that represent the laborers and developers of the Erie Canal. Always expanding, the traveling museum allows

students to examine and interact with real artifacts as they learn stories about canal life, and use their skills of observation to make smart inferences about what the world was like in the 1820's and 30's and what impact the Canal had on the people who lived and worked nearby.

Led by Teaching Artist Melissa Kate.  Registration is not required for this FREE event!

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