Joe DiGiorgio to present “Take a Walk Back in History”

Talk covers Canastota’s contributions to the Erie Canal, commerce, industry and agriculture April 6

The Madison County Historical Society is proud to present Joe DiGiorgio’s program, “Take a Walk Back in History- Canastota’s contributions to the Erie Canal, commerce, industry and agriculture,” at 1 p.m. April 6 at the Historical Society, 435 Main St., Oneida.

Joe DiGiorgio will present “Take a Walk Back in History-Canastota’s contributions to the Erie Canal, commerce, industry and agriculture,” at 1 p.m. April 6 at the Madison County Historical Society.

Construction of the Erie Canal through the Village of Canastota, created many admirable natural advantages and transformed a small settlement into a thriving industrial and farming place.  Canastota was an early canal, railroad, and agricultural center that became widely known for manufactured goods and many inventions.

DiGiorgio is a retired social studies teacher and president of the Board of Canastota Canal Town Corporation. He volunteers at the Canastota Canal Town Museum overseeing the daily operations, activities and exhibits. Over the years he has served on various village committees and organizations. He has also served as village historian. He is an active member of the Canastota Rotary Club.

There is no fee to attend the program.  Donations are appreciated. Refreshments will be served. For more information please contact the Madison County Historical Society at 315.363.4136, or history@mchs1900.org.

The Madison County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that operates both a museum and the Mary King Research Library located at 435 Main Street in Oneida. The society continues to preserve, collect, promote, and exhibit the history of Madison County and its fifteen towns and one city through the development of programs that enhance Madison County’s heritage. The historical society’s headquarters are housed in an 1849 Gothic Revival Villa that is listed on the State and National Registry of Historic Places.

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