AUGUST 10, 2010
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
BOB ROTATORI - 216-635-3263 -or-
LAUREN HARRIS - 216-635-7014
Everyone is invited to CanalWay Center in Ohio & Erie Canal
Reservation in Cuyahoga Heights for four Saturday nights in
September (September 4, 11, 18, and 25) at 7 p.m. for the free
"Celebrating Ohio's Grand Canal" program series.
Each evening program, held in the Center's State Boat Landing
Room, provides insight into the culture, character and
craftsmanship of the people who helped make the Canal Era a
successful venture for several decades.
Whether new to the canal scene and the colorful
stories it has brought to the State of Ohio, this Series of
programs will truly be enjoyable. If familiar with the history, the
Series will still be entertaining.
The Series is as follows:
Digger Gallagher the Canaler
Saturday, September 4
Children and families are invited to join Historical Interpreter
Foster Brown as he portrays a canal worker and reveals the need,
challenges and the success of building and working on the Ohio
& Erie Canal long ago.
Stories that Inspired the Songs - Estelle and Foster Brown
Saturday, September 11
Estelle and Foster Brown present a narrative and musical
presentation, providing an overview of the Ohio & Erie Canal.
This program is based off the book and CD they produced several
years ago. Come sit and relax to an informative and lyrical evening
while following the historic timeline of this grand old canal. For
older children and adults.
Puppets tell the Canal Story - Naturalist Mindy Murdock
Saturday, September 18
Naturalist Mindy Murdock brings to life the canal through
puppetry and craft. This evening will be geared to children who are
elementary age, who want a fun introductory lesson into life on the
canal. For children and families.
Terry K. Woods - Author of Ohio 's GrandCanal
and Ohio & Erie Canal - A Glossary of Terms
Saturday, September 25
Terry K. Woods discusses insights on the canal. His expertise
and research on many aspects of the canal will be brought forth as
he shares and entertains questions. For older children and adults.
Registration is required for this program and can be made by
calling 216-206-1000. Space is limited.
CanalWayCenter is located on Whittlesey Way, off
the East 49th Street entrance of Ohio & Erie Canal
Reservation, between Grant Avenue and Canal Road in
CuyahogaHeights. For more
information, call 216-206-1000.
Celebrate Ohio's Grand Canal and discover more about the Canal
Era with Cleveland Metroparks - part of your life,
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