Guest Speaker Series: David Whitcombe, “Seneca Chief Packet Boat | Holland Land Office Museum
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Guest Speaker Series: David Whitcombe, “Seneca Chief Packet Boat | Holland Land Office Museum

Jun 12, 2024 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
585-343-4737

Holland Land Office Museum

131 W. Main Street (Rt. 5)
Batavia, NY 14020
Holland Land Office Museum
131 W. Main Street (Rt. 5)
Batavia, NY 14020

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The Holland Land Office Museum is proud to announce the next presenter in our Guest Speaker Series on Wednesday, June 12 at 7 pm. David Whitcombe is a member of the volunteer team at the Buffalo Maritime Center who has been working for years on a reproduction of the Seneca Chief packet boat in honor of the bicentennial of the Erie Canal in 2025.

The boat is an exact replica of the one used by Governor DeWitt Clinton as he rode the canal at its opening. David will touch mainly on the construction of the boat itself as well as the historical , cultural and economic significance of the project.

Admission is $5 or $3 for museum members. If you plan on attending, please contact the museum at 585-343-4727 or hollandlandoffice@gmail.com.

 “This project is made possible with funds from the statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by GO ART!"

 

 

 

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