Postcards from the Canal Society of New York State
The archival images in the exhibit come from the New York Heritage Digital Collections and the Digital Public Library of America. The exhibit itself comes from the Rochester Regional Library Council and has been traveling to different libraries across the state throughout this year.
We have supplemented the exhibit with some related materials from our own collections. Time also published some 'surprising facts' about the Erie Canal that are fun to read. You can also visit the Canal Society of New York State online collections via the New York Heritage site.
As a bonus, we've also collected some children's books related to the Erie Canal and are displaying them near the children's room.
We hope you enjoy the exhibit!