Friday, October 25, 2013


On Thursday, November 7 at 7 p.m. the history of the Erie Canal will come to life! The Erie Canal Traveling Museum will be at the Royalton Hartland Community Library with artifacts from the mid-1800s through the turn of the century. These items are the very things used on or around the Canal for domestic chores, farming and husbandry, hunting and fishing, shipping and hauling, and daily living.

The program presenter from Young Audiences WNY, a program designed to engage students in creative learning through the Arts, will explain the artifacts and encourage students to examine the items. Students can learn about the history and use of the Erie Canal, and learn   new vocabulary. While presenting the canal-related artifacts, students can use their critical thinking skills and imagination to understand the importance and function of the various artifacts. Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Friends of the Library

Students, families and anyone interested are invited to attend this program that will bring the historical importance of the Erie Canal to life in a fun and family-friendly way. 

The Erie Canal Traveling Museum program is being presented by the local affiliate of Young Audiences, the national network of artists established in 1952 to inspire young people and expand learning through the arts. Young Audiences serves over 5 million children and youth each year in 7,000 schools and community centers across the country.

For more information about the Erie Canal Traveling Museum program, call the library at 735-3281 or visit 9 Vernon St., Middleport NY. Information about this and other programs at the library can be found on the library’s website at