Onsite educational programming at National Parks provides groups with a unique opportunity to interact with history and science. How can Women’s Rights National Historical Park be used to create an onsite educational tour and program that will deliver a memorable experience for their visitors? I conducted research on the history and anthropological consequences of the Erie Canal for an onsite program that will be implemented by the National Park Service. An example interpretive tour route is included that examines the significance of the Erie Canal for the movement of people, the local economy, the movement of ideas and religion, and human rights activism of Seneca Falls, New York, and the United States. Onsite programming gives families and school-groups opportunities to engage with ideas in new ways and create memory-making learning opportunities.
Museum Studies (BS)
Department, Program, or Center
Department of Performing Arts and Visual Culture (CLA)
Hensel, Katherine C., "Making Memories: Location-based Learning on the Erie Canal at a National Historical Park" (2019). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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