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History Sandwiched In: From Grains to Grapes: Drain Tile Over the Years

March 3, 2021, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

An engraving of the crosscut view of a man placing a round tile deep in a trench.

This engraving appeared on an award for drain tiling given to John Johnston.

The History Sandwiched In series features short presentations conducted on the first Wednesday of the month during the workday lunch hour. Curator John Marks brings us a virtual March program focused on tile drainage and its effect on the crops grown in the Finger Lakes region. He will include a brief history of John Johnston’s innovations with drain tile but will also cover how the profitable crops grown locally have changed over time and how drain tile has impacted this history.

For more information about the program, call the Geneva Historical Society office at 315-789-5151.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this program will be presented virtually through Zoom and advance registration is required. To register click here. The necessary login information will be sent to you via email 24 hours prior to the program. For any problems with registration or to register by phone, call the Geneva Historical Society office at 315-789-5151. Registrations must be complete before 5:00 p.m. March 2, the day before the program.

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