The Working Landscape in the Champlain Canal Region of New York

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Historians, museums, cultural groups and community members are invited to a roundtable discussion on “The Working Landscape in the Champlain Canal Region of New York” on Friday,November 13 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm in the Schuyler Room of the Saratoga Town Hall.

Stories gathered at the roundtable will be used to develop exhibit panels for the new Canal Region Gateway Visitor Center in Schuylerville.  The roundtable discussion highlights the working landscape of Champlain Canal Region communities and builds collaborations based on their shared heritage. Roundtable participants will discuss topics such as farming, lumbering and quarrying. Participants will identify what is visible in the landscape related to these activities, the stories of the people, the sites and events to visit, and what objects can be found in museum collections.

The workshop is sponsored by Lakes to Locks Passage, a nonprofit organization with the mission and vision to stimulate community revitalization and to build stewardship of the region’s rich historic, cultural, recreational and natural resources. The Saratoga Town Hall is located at 12 Spring Street, Schuylerville, NY 12871. The workshop is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided for $10. Registration is required, please contact Margaret Gibbs at mgibbs@lakestolocks.org.

CONTACT: Lakes to Locks Passage, Inc.
Margaret Gibbs, Heritage Program Director
518-597-9660, mgibbs@lakestolocks.org

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