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Educator Talk: Oliver Wendell Petrie, Erie Canal Cook

August 17 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm

Join us for a delicious event and learn about Oliver Wendell Petrie, Erie Canal Cook, at the historic Pratt House Museum. Derek Pratt, Director of Education & Public Programs at the Erie Canal Museum, will lead the discussion about this Oswego native.

This event is FREE. All are welcome to attend.

Talk Description
Oliver Wendell Petrie served for three years as a cook on board an oil tanker moving along the modern Barge Canal. The Oliver Wendell Petrie collection at the Erie Canal Museum, consisting of many documents from Oliver’s time on the canals, including his recipe book, provides a unique look into the New York State Barge Canal and the late 1930s in general.

Light refreshments will be available made by members of the Friends, including a treat right from Petrie’s recipe book!

Sat, August 17, 2024 at 11am
Pratt House Museum
177 S 1st St, Fulton, NY

Erie Canal Museum
The Erie Canal Museum is happy to offer a series of educator talks. The Museum, located in Syracuse, NY, engages the public in the story of the Erie Canal’s transformative impacts on peoples and places in the past, present, and future. Learn more here.

J.W. Pratt House Museum
Thank you to the Friends of History for hosting the event at the Pratt House Museum! John Wells Pratt House, also known as Pratt House Museum, is a historic home and museum located in Fulton, New York. Built in 1863, it is a large two story residence in the Italianate style.


August 17
11:00 am–12:00 pm




Pratt House
177 South 1st Street
Fulton, NY 13069 United States
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