Thursday, October 8, 2009
Meet the Pathmaster
Waterford History Highlighted at Conference
Local historian, Paul Schneider, has continued his research on the Eddy Family and will be presenting a paper at the upcoming Western Frontier Symposium to be held at the Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Johnstown, N.Y. in October. The focus of the conference is early transportation in the Mohawk Valley. Paul is going to present information culled from our collections relating to the extensive travel conducted by the Eddy’s to promote and sell their ink manufactured in Waterford, as well as other information relating to the business.
For more information about the conference please check their website at www.oldfortjohnson.org/symposium
Program at the Museum in conjunction with the Conference. The museum will be open Sunday afternoon October 18th from 2-4 p.m. We will have a half-hour special program offered twice at 2:15 p.m. and again at 3:15 p.m. Visitors will see Lock 4 of the original Champlain Canal and enjoy a short scenic walk along the canal towpath. They will be guided by the old path master who once worked on the canal and will explain his job and the history of the canal.
This program is open to the public and admission is complimentary.