Lecture: Stories of Marginalized Workers on the D&H Canal
"Stories of Marginalized Workers on the
Wednesday January 4, 2023 | 7:00 PM
In-Person and Virtual via Zoom
$7/person | HRMM Members FREE
The construction of the 108-mile-long Delaware and Hudson (D&H) Canal required about 5000 laborers working in hard and dangerous conditions. During its seventy-years in operation, the Canal created an important source of work for the laborers needed to move the many thousands of tons of goods and resources along it annually. Some workers found economic opportunities and independence, but others were exploited and subject to poor working conditions. D&H Historian Bill Merchant will give a presentation on the marginalized workers on the D&H Canal. Learn about the lives and diverse experiences of the people of color, women, immigrants, and children who built and worked on the Canal.
Bill Merchant is the Deputy Director for Collections, Historian and Curator of the D & H Canal Museum.
This program is being presented in-person at the Hudson River Maritime Museum's Wooden Boat School and virtually via Zoom.
The Wooden Boat School is located at 86 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY 12401. If you are attending in-person, we will have a seat reserved for you.
You will also receive the link to the Zoom meeting in your registration confirmation email. Please save that email to access the virtual lecture.
Members can recieve their discounts by logging-in. Please note that you must be a current member the date of the event to receive your discount.
|Neon CRM by Neon One|