A very special history program is planned for Tuesday, December 6 at 1:00 pm in the Community Room of Oswego Public Library.
“Erie Canal, Oswego Canal, and Lighthouses” brings together presenters Dan Ward, Director and Curator of the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse, Ted Panayotoff, resident expert on lighthouses at the H. Lee White Marine Museum in Oswego, and Deborah Keppel Engelke of Time & Again Books & Tea in Oswego.
Dan Ward will share interviews from tugboat captains and historians commenting on the men and women who lived and worked along the length of the Erie Canal. Ted Panayotoff will dress in a historical costume accurately representing a lighthouse keeper and will share his knowledge of Oswego lighthouses, the Oswego Canal and Lake Ontario. Deborah Engelke will read stories written about the Erie Canal. Books available for check-out from the library for further reading on these topics will be on display. Everyone is welcome to hear more about Oswego, canals and lighthouses.
The program will be broadcast to other libraries in New York State using videoconferencing equipment purchased through a Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) grant. Sign-ups are not required to attend this program.