The Erie Canal Park in Camillus will be receiving the 2011 Erie Canalway Heritage Award of Excellence on Wednesday, June 29, at the Camillus Elks Club, Newport Road, in Camillus.
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Commission was pleased to announce that the Restored 1842 Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct at thenCamillus Erie Canal Park in Camillus was the recipient of the 2011 Erie Canalway Heritage Award of Excellence.
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Commission congratulated and thanked this year’s recipients for doing so much to celebrate, preserve, and share the rich history of the Erie Canal, noting that these are not only great places to visit but that they have a valuable story to tell about how preserving our heritage can go hand-in-hand with economic and community revitalization.”
The Heritage Award honors significant places of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and recognizes excellence in advancing the goals of the Erie Canalway Preservation and Management Plan. A five-person independent Jury selected award recipients based on a written application and site visits, which included meetings with officials at each site, as well as community leaders, municipal representatives, and other stakeholders.
The jury selected the restored 1842 Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct at the Camillus Erie Canal Park for its extraordinary achievement in historic preservation and sustained public-private partnership between the Camillus Canal Society and Town of Camillus. Of 32 aqueducts constructed on the Enlarged Erie Canal in the mid-1800s, Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct is the only one that is restored and navigable.
The public is cordially invited to attend the award ceremony on Wednesday, June 29, at 11:45 A.M. sharp at the Camillus Elk’s Club, 6117 Newport Road, in Camillus. There will be a Buffet Luncheon following the awards ceremony at a cost of $16-18 per person and reservations are requested. For a reservation you may contact Dottie Nunneker at 315 488.0629.