The annual all-day CSNYS Winter Symposium will be held March 2nd, at Monroe Community College in Rochester.
With a special focus this year on the Great Lakes and their interconnections with New York’s canals the event will feature speakers such as Michigan history professor Matthew Daley (The Keweenaw Waterway and Copper Mining), former Rochester City Historian Ruth Naparsteck Kron, and Canadian Great Lakes historian Walter Lewis on “Steamboats and the St. Lawrence Canals”. Other speakers will include keynote speaker and director of the NYS Canal Corporation Brian Stratton, and Fairport Canalside Development head Kal Wysokowski, as well as a preview of the upcoming 2013 field trip to the Delaware and Hudson Canal and the upcoming Worlds Canal Conference in Toulouse, France.
Advance registration is appreciated to permit accurate lunch number totals. Additional information, including registration forms and the meeting schedule is available online at:
Payment may be made at the door.