There is certainly a lot of history throughout the Greater Western New York Region. Everywhere you turn, you learn something new and interesting. We’ve all heard the Erie Canal song that warns “low bridge, everybody down.” But do you know there’s a point where the Erie Canal continues to this day to be on the bridge over the road? Learn all about it on this week’s State of Greater Western New York Report.
The first portion of the show introduces our two guests. Catherine Cooper is Orleans County Historian. She tells us how she got there and also explains people’s reactions to riding through the culvert beneath the Erie Canal. Dee Robinson, Local History Librarian at Hoag Library recalls the events that led her to her position. She then reveals the amazing (but true) story of Orleans County’s first settlers. They most assuredly didn’t follow the usual template.
In the second half of the show, Catherine outlines the program of events over the next two months in Orleans County’s extended Heritage Season. (They used to call it “Heritage Festival” but since it is now two months long they call it “Heritage Season.”) Not only will you learn how to attend and experience these events, but you’ll also get a sneak peek into Dee’s talk on the “Phipps’ Diploma.”
Our guests happily answered questions from the live audience. In fact, these are probably some of the same questions you had. Would you like to be a member of our live audience so you can ask our guests questions? Click here to join the growing number of members who share your feelings on StateOf.GreaterWesternNewYork.com because then we can automatically send you the link to watch our shows live.
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