VFW Contributes Toward Mural Fund

(Canastota, NY – May 2013) The Village of Canastota, in partnership with the Canastota Canal Town Museum, received a grant in January from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission. The grant was contingent on receiving matching funds. Contributing to the matching funds was Canastota’s VFW Post 600.

The grant, along with matching funds, will […]

Canastota Designated as ‘Trail Town’

First in the state, North Country Trail Association plans dedication April 20

(Canastota, NY – April 2013) The Village of Canastota and the Central New York Chapter of the North Country Trail Association will come together on Saturday, April 20 to celebrate Canastota’s official designation as an NCTA “Trail Town.” The event will take place […]

Life as a Civil War Soldier: Diary of a Canastota Man featured at next Canalside Talk

(Canastota, NY – April 2013) On Monday April 15 at 7 p.m. at the Canastota Public Library, the next Canalside Talk features “Young Man from Canastota in the Civil War.”

Learn about the life of Civil War soldiers through the experiences of Oliver Tibbetts May, “A Young Man From Canastota In The Civil War,” a […]

Fairy Tea One of Many March Events Planned

Canastota Public Library News

By Elizabeth Totten

(Canastota, NY – March 2013) March will be a busy month for the Canastota Public Library. With spring just around the corner but we’ve still got some winter weather ahead of us. The library has fun talks and programming planned while we wait for spring to arrive.

Erin […]

From Rosie to Harriet: Canalside Talk features women’s role during and after World War II

(Canastota, NY – March 2013) On Thursday March 7 at 7 p.m. the Canastota Public Library will host the talk “From Rosie the Riveter to Harriet the Happy Homemaker: Women on Screen During and After World War II” by Rob Edelman.

Edelman is a lecturer in film history at the University at Albany. This presentation […]

Museum Receives Grant for Murals

(Canastota, NY – Feb. 2013) Pictured is Judy Schmidt-Dean (left) Erie Canalway Commission Chair making a presentation to Larry Carpenter, Village of Canastota Administrator and Joe DiGiorgio, president of the Canastota Canal Town Museum. Pictured at right is Tom Blanchard, Erie Canalway Heritage Fund Board Chair.

The Village of Canastota, in partnership with the Canastota […]

‘Lost Industries of Madison County’ Presented by County Historian

(Canastota, NY – Feb. 2013) On Monday Feb. 11 at 7 pm the Canastota Canal Town Museum and the Canastota Public Library will host “Lost Industries of Madison County” by county historian Matt Urtz at the Canastota Public Library.

The talk will focus on industries that have come and gone in Madison County. Urtz will […]

Village of Canastota, Museum Receive Grant

Pictured is the Canastota Canal Town Museum located on Canal Street.

(Canastota, Syracuse, NY – Jan. 23, 2013) The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission announced recipients of its grant awards at its quarterly meeting in Syracuse Jan. 23. The Commission awarded $45,800 in grants to assist organizations with telling the story of New […]

Passport Partners Award I-Pad

Pictured are Patricia Hoffman of Oneida Community Mansion House, Barbara Shuck and Jim Walter of Madison County Tourism.

Madison County Tourism News

(Oneida, NY – Jan. 2013) A lucky visitor to Madison County is the proud owner of a brand new iPad after her name was drawn from all the completed cultural and historic […]

County Archives Come Out into the Light

(Wampsville, NY) Madison County celebrated its annual Archives Day Oct. 10; the focus this year celebrated Madison County Railroads.

Items on display included railroad bonds, maps, corporations and court cases involving railroads.

Featured speakers included Dick Palmer of Syracuse, who spoke about Frank Cargill (the last station master of the Lehigh Valley Railroad at Cazenovia […]

Canalside Talks Begin Seventh Year

(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 […]

Watson Wagon New Canal Town Ornament

(Canastota, NY – Nov. 2012) Canastota Canal Town Museum will be selling their brass Christmas ornaments at the Canastota Public library and the Canastota Town Office, featuring the new Watson Wagon image.

The Canal Town Museum will also be open on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon to sell the ornaments as well […]