Talk on Sacandaga Canal set for today

MAYFIELD — David Brooks, education director at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, will speak on “15 Miles on the Sacandaga Canal?” today, at 7 p.m. at Mayfield Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St., sponsored by The Mayfield Historical Society.

Brooks will discuss the construction and success of the Erie Canal and the subsequent “canal craze” that sparked the idea of a Sacandaga Canal. Attendees will discover the area’s efforts to expand their commercial reach as they sought to draw raw goods and resources from the Sacandaga Valley and throughout the Adirondack Mountains down to the Mohawk Valley.

Refreshments will be served at the free program. For more information, call Bob Suits at (518) 725-5261 or visit www.facebook.com/ricehomestead.