As I'm finding out, there are Facebook pages for just about anyone who's intested in local history and related events. My most recent discovery happened this week when I fell upon the Canal Society of New York State's Facebook page. Its online description reads, “The Canal Society of New York State is an organization for […]

As I'm finding out, there are Facebook pages for just about anyone who's intested in local history and related events.

My most recent discovery happened this week when I fell upon the Canal Society of New York State's Facebook page. Its online description reads, “The Canal Society of New York State is an organization for canal enthusiasts who want to discover, appreciate and preserve New York's canal history and explore today's operating canals.”

Indeed, I am very much a canal enthusiast, so this was good to find even if it did happen inadvertantly. I learned about this page when a fellow member of the “People and Places of Rome, NY” Facebook group posted photos from the Canal Society's page.

The Canal Society photos were posted in the Rome group by Mike Colangelo, Sr., president of the Rome Historical Society. Of course, the Friends of the Rome Historical Society has a Facebook page all of its own, so of course I like that, too.

Here are some of other Facebook pages on my “like” list that relate to our region's history and attractions:

Adirondack Council

Mohawk Valley Region Path Through History

WRUN 1150 Tribute Site

Friends of the Rails – Adirondack Rail Corridor

Christmas in the Valley

Mohawk Valley Historic Transportation

Well, are you searching yet?

I also like the Friends of the Erie Canal Village Facebook, but as you might suspect, there isn't a whole lot going on there right now. Its most recent post is dated Oct. 10, 2018 and the only reason it's there is because Facebook asked for an update, according to the page administrator.. “However, there is nothing new to report,” the adminstrator posted.

In this case, no news isn't good news.