Special Canals Issue of Rochester History: Reception and Exhibit

In anticipation of the upcoming 23rd World Canals Conference to be held in Rochester September 19th through the 24th, 2010, the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is hosting a reception celebrating the latest issue of Rochester History. This special issue of Rochester History covers the history and significance of canals in Rochester and New York State. President of the Canal Society of New York State and author of this issue, Thomas X. Grasso, will be on hand to answer questions and autograph copies of the journal, which will be on sale at the event for $4. Please join us for this unique event on Thursday, September 9, 2010, from 6-8 PM in the Lower Level of the Bausch and Lomb Building, 115 South Avenue.

Additionally, the library will have on display an exhibition on loan from the New York State Museum in Albany titled, “All Along the Erie Canal: The Pastels of J. Erwin Porter.” The paintings offer glimpses of structures created along the canal in the nineteenth century, during its peak use, and reflect the impact the canal had on its surrounding communities. J. Erwin Porter (1903-1981) has local connections, being born in Medina, educated at Rochester Institute of Technology, and residing in Penfield in his later years.

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