(Canastota, NY – Jan. 2013) The seventh annual series of Canalside Talks has been scheduled, according to Joe DiGiorgio, president of Canastota Canal Town Corporation, sponsor of the popular historical talks.  The four monthly programs will be held at the Canastota Public Library on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. with the exception of the March program, which will take place on Thursday March 7.

Leading off the series on Monday Jan. 14 will be a talk entitled “Greetings from Madison County,” A Postcard History-A Chronology of the Picture Postcard with regional and local examples, presented by collector and newly retired Alliance Banker Ann Hopkins. She will be assisted by Joe DiGiorgio, Canastota Canal Town Director.

Other Canalside Talks and presenters this year will include:

Feb. 11: “History of Manufacturing in Madison County” by Matt Urtz, County Historian.

March 7:“From Rosie the Riveter to Harriet the Happy Homemaker: Women on Screen During and After World War II” by Mr. Rob Edelman, Lecturer in Film History, SUNY University at Albany, Co-Sponsored by New York Council for the Humanities

April 15: “A Young Man From Canastota in the Civil War,” a multi-media presentation by the Canastota Canal Town Museum.

All programs are free, start at 7 p.m., last about one hour, are followed by question/ answer time, and include light refreshments.

The monthly talks are free and the public is encouraged to enjoy the historical and educational programs.


By martha

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