Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Program Announcement: Milan: The Canal Era (Brown-bag series)

Bring your lunch and join us in the Library Program Room (Terrace Level) as we explore topics in local history.

Join us on Wednesday, June 18, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. when the topic discussed will be Milan: The Canal Era. Discover how the sleepy Village of Milan was transformed into a shipping capital of the world. Learn how entrepreneurial minds created an inland sea port capable of allowing Lake Erie schooners to travel without the use of shallow canal boats. What factors contributed to the rise of a ship building industry seven miles from shore? Come and explore the rich history of the Milan Canal as presented by Ann Basilone-Jones, Executive Director of the Milan Historical Museum.

Registration is requested. To register, call 419-625-3834 and press 0 to speak with a switchboard operator (9-5, Monday-Friday) or press Option 6 to leave a message

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