Milne Marks Erie Canal 200th Anniversary with Traveling Exhibit

Milne LIbrary display for 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal
Photo of “Flight of five” locks, in Lockport. (Image from the New York State Archives
“Flight of five” locks, in Lockport. (Image from the New York State Archives)

In 1817 (two hundred years ago!), construction of the Erie Canal began. Milne Library is celebrating this anniversary by hosting a traveling exhibit, “Two Hundred Years on the Erie Canal, 1817-2017,” throughout November on the main floor of the library near the main staircase.

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Milne Library X Special Collection Moves to Upper Level

X Special Collection at Milne Library

First of all, settle down – the X Special Collection is NOT pornography. It’s what Milne X Special Collection bookscalls its collection of (mainly) rare books, some dating back to the 16th century. It’s had several addresses in Milne over the years, and last month it was moved to what we hope will be its “forever home” on the upper level.

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