Huron, Ohio – On Wednesday, Oct. 29, Bowling Green State University Firelands College will host a program designed to provide a history of the canal systems in Ohio.

Completed in 1845, the canal ran from Toledo to Cincinnati and was crucial to the development and advancement of the region.  The presentation will provide a history of the canal, the political climate at the time, commerce that grew along the canal, and how the canal influenced settlements in the area.

Free to the public, the program will feature L. Neal Brady, the executive director of the Miami and Erie Canal Corridor Association, New Bremen, Ohio.

Brady has more than 30 years of experience working with Ohio State Parks and currently uses his education and skills to assist communities in developing long-term plans for the canal corridor in Ohio.  He also serves on the board of the Canal Society of Ohio.

The program is sponsored by ElderCollege and the BGSU Firelands Community Enrichment Series.  Free and open to the public, the program is being offered on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 1:30 p.m. in the Cedar Point Center on the Huron campus.

For additional information, contact Tracy DeFazio in the Office of Educational Outreach at 419.372.0617.

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