Celebrate the Bicentennial of the start of The Erie Canal! Clifton Park Town Historian John Scherer will give a power point presentation about the history of the Erie Canal in Saratoga County.
When the Erie Canal was completed in 1825 it was a milestone in engineering and was considered to be the eighth wonder of the world! Thirteen miles of the canal went through southern Saratoga County.
John will also explore the existing physical remains and the colorful local characters who worked on the canal.
Thursday, June 22nd; 6:30pm
Reserve your spot!
Upstate New York’s Best Kept Secret: The Hyde Collection
In the wilds of Glens Falls, NY lives a surprising collection of fine and decorative art.
Founded by Louis and Charlotte Hyde, the collection contains historic furniture, books, paintings, sculptures and pottery. Now expanded with many modern additions, the museum, while relatively small and “off the beaten track” contains an impressive and broad collection including Italian Renaissance and eighteenth-century French antiques.
Some of the artists include:
- El Greco
- van Dyck
- Renoir, and
- van Gogh
In addition, works by important American artists include:
- Winslow Homer
- Ryder and
The Round Lake Library and the Round Lake Malta Branch offer FREE passes for four. Passes can be checked out for one week on your library card. See more about the collection at Hydecollection.org. That’s the power of your library card!