The South Street Seaport Museum announces Heaven’s Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal Book Talk with Jack Kelly on Tuesday, August 14 at 6:30 pm at the Melville Gallery213 Water Street, NYC. Doors open at 6:15 PM. Book signing to follow the talk. Books on sale at the event. Tickets are $10 (free for members) and can be purchased at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/10282873.
The Erie Canal made New York the commercial capital of America and brought the modern world crashing into the frontier. Readers encounter America’s very first “crime of the century,” wild treasure hunts, searing acts of violence, a visionary cross-dresser, and a panoply of fanatics, mystics, and hoaxers.
About the Author
Jack Kelly is a journalist, novelist, and historian. He received the DAR’s History Award Medal for his book Band of Giants. He has contributed to national periodicals including American Heritage Magazine and is a New York Foundation for the Arts fellow. He has appeared on The History Channel and C-SPAN and been interviewed on National Public Radio. He grew in the Erie Canal region and now lives in New York’s Hudson Valley. Find out more at HeavensDitch.com.
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