Virtual Presentations
Erie and the East: How Did the Canal Transform the River?
Andrea Marpillero-Colomina, Michael Ryan
Mon, March 29, 2021 | 5–6 pm ET | Free


The opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 fundamentally transformed the East River and defined New York as we know it today. Radical public policy decisions and high-stakes investment made the East River into an infrastructural waterway that enabled the rapid industrial, population, and cultural boom on its eastern shore—today's Brooklyn and Queens.

Join this year's Gardiner Fellow, Andrea Marpillero-Colomina, as she presents selections from her research findings in the New-York Historical collections, in conversation with Michael Ryan, Vice President and SueAnn Weinberg Director of the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library.     


Online: Click on the orange “Reserve Now” button at the top of this page.


This program will be presented via Zoom, an easy-to-use video conferencing platform.
After you register, a member of the New-York Historical staff will send you an email before the event to provide instructions on how to join the virtual presentation.

Image: Lithograph: On the East River, 1813. New-York. Patricia D. Klingenstein Library, New-York Historical Society

Fellowships at the New-York Historical Society are made possible by Bernard and Irene Schwartz, Helen and Robert Appel, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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