In the first part of the 20th century, postcards were all the rage in America. During this program at the Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse, Erie Canal Museum Curator Ashley Maready will discuss the growth in use of postcards, or “postals,” in our country, how they came to be one of our most widely used means of communication for several years, and how postcards helped to capture and preserve practically every aspect of the Erie Canal.

The Erie Canal Museum is wheelchair accessible, and the program includes time for questions. Parking is available at meters on the street and in nearby lots, and eight free spaces are available in Museum-designated spots across from the Museum under routes 81 and 690.