Spafford Area Historical Society "SAHS"
Spafford Area Historical Society                      "SAHS"

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Thursday, November 2nd, 7:00pm, Boom and Bust: America's Journey on the Erie Canal

This 30 minute documentary about the rise, fall and rebirth of the Erire will be shown. Directed by Academy Award-winning film maker Paul Wagner, the film debuted in 2015 and was an official selection at the Syracuse International Film Festival and the Virgina Film Festival. Dr. Daniel Ward, a member of the Board of Directors of the Canal Society of New York State will be here to answer questions. Ward, a folklorist and historian, is co-producer of Boom and Bust with Steve Zeitlin.

Admission Free.



Wednesday November 1st, 7:00pm


The Spafford Democratic Committee is hosting a “meet the candidates” night on November 1st at 7:00 p.m. at the Spafford Area Historical Society (Grange) Hall, 1861 East Lake Road (Rt. 41) in Borodino.


All candidates (not just Democratic candidates) on the ballot in Spafford for Town and contested County-wide races (November 7th) have been invited.


Come meet the candidates for Town and County office!


Light refreshments will be served



Thursday October 26th, 7:00pm


A public meeting to discuss expansion of broadband access in our area will be held on October 26 at 7:00 pm in the Borodino Grange hall (1861 East Lake Road in Skaneateles).  Ana Rua, Director of Outreach, Innovation & Broadband at Empire State Development will be attending virtually (by phone) to give an update and answer questions. This event, organized by Joe Paduda, is open to everyone. 


Also Spectrum has created a website where you can find out if your address is included in Spectrum's New York State broadband expansion plan service area---  in other words, if and when you can expect broadband at your home or office.  Go to  to look up your address. 


Friday, Ocboter 20th, 7:30m, The Cadleys:

The Cadleys perform everything from country mountain ballads to bluegrass ballads. $10 per person. $20 for families.


Saturday, October 14th, 7:30pm, Genesee Ted

Rich folk and Americana music to warm your hearts and stomp your feet. $10 per person. $20 for families.

Thursday, October 5, 7:00pm , Borodino Community Center

Come hear author Sheila Meyer share the history of the Durant Family and their life and impact on the Adirondacks during the late 19th and early 20th century. A book signing for all three of Sheila's books in the trilogy will also take place. Proceeds will support the continued renovation of the Borodino Hall. Admission Free.

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Sheila Myers is an Associate Professor at Cayuga Community College. She traveled to England, and visited several libraries and museums throughout the U.S. to research the Durant Family Saga. Her website and blog about the research journey for this project can be found here:<< New image with text >>

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