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Heaven's DitchJuly 19th (Wednesday): 
“Heaven’s Ditch:”
An Evening with Jack Kelly

7:00 p.m., Shaker Heritage Society, 25 Meeting House Road, Albany, NY 12211
Admission:  $5

The Erie Canal was one of the most impressive engineering feats in American history. It connected the Atlantic Ocean to the Midwest, not only economically, but spiritually as well. It has been referred to as a “psychic highway,” providing a means for the exchange of ideas. The suffrage and abolitionist movements were bolstered by this new connection. New religions were founded and an entire population was waiting to be converted. Join author and historian Jack Kelly for a discussion and book signing of his newest book, Heaven’s Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Please visit Jack Kelly’s website at heavensditch.com.

Contact the Shaker Heritage Society at (518) 456-7890 x3 or by email at shakereducator@gmail.com for more information


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New York State Summer Writers Institute

Summer Program at Skidmore
July 3- July 28, 2017


Free Public Reading in July
All Events begin at 8 PM in Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall

Each summer during the month of July the Writers Institute moves its program to the Skidmore College campus in Saratoga Springs, NY for a series free public readings. Featuring Joyce Carol Oates, Jamaica Kincaid, Michael Ondaajte, Mary Gaitsk8ill,
Robert Pinsky and many others.
View our Public Reading Schedule here.



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