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Lunchbox Lesson: Erie Eats

Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site (opens in a new tab) will host the next installment of the Summer 2021 Virtual “Lunchbox Lesson” series.  Join us on Wednesday, July 28th at 12 noon for a presentation by Derrick Pratt of the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse.

Pratt, who is the museum educator and interim curator at the Erie Canal Museum, will discuss their “Erie Eats: The Erie Canal Foodways Project” and new exhibit.  Erie Eats showcases the diverse ways in which the Erie Canal radically impacted how people in New York State and beyond interacted with the most basic building blocks of human life, food and drink. Through a major exhibition, public programs, historic preservation, and innovative community partnerships, the Erie Canal Museum is highlighting the many ways in which the histories of the Erie Canal and foodways have intersected over the last two centuries and continue to interact into the future.

This program is free, will run about 45 minutes and is offered via Webex. The link is available on our Facebook page, or by contacting Schoharie Crossing.   If you are unable to attend the 12pm program, it is slated to be recorded for later online release.

Schoharie Crossing will offer this and other free online lunch time programs during the next several months covering a range of interesting history topics.  Links for the programs can be found on Schoharie Crossings NYS Parks webpage, on their Facebook, or by contacting the site.

For information about this program series, please call the Visitor Center at (518) 829-7516, email, or visit our web page: (opens in a new tab) .

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