Students Learn About Historic Erie Canal

Students Learn About Historic Erie Canal

Orleans County Historian Matthew Ballard visits seventh grade service-learning classes.

Orleans County Historian Matthew Ballard recently spent two days with the Albion Middle School 7th grade Service Learning classes.

He showed old photos of canal construction, early schools, sandstone quarries, and numerous downtown sites.

Ballard will be helping the students put together a 36" by 60" interpretive panel on how the Erie Canal developed growth and prosperity in the region.

The panel is slated to be located along the canal near the fire station.