Interested in local history? Visit our permanent photo exhibit and travel back to 19th century Mamakating!
Along the Towpath:
the D&H Canal in Mamakating,
The exhibit is located in the Community Room. Please call before traveling to see the exhibit to be sure the Community Room is available.
When the Delaware and Hudson Canal was opened in 1828, it was the first million dollar private enterprise in the United States. The canal was constructed to carry coal 108 miles from Honesdale to the Hudson River in Rondout, near Kingston. It bisected Mamakating from north to south, the length of which was so flat as to be the perfect condition for a canal.
The trustees and staff of the Mamakating Library are pleased to offer this glimpse “from the towpath.” Photographs depict construction and operation, as well as a look at commerce and transportation as it existed along the canal in Mamakating from 1828 to 1898..
This project is made possible with funding from a Sullivan County Arts & Heritage Grant, funded by the Sullivan County Legislature and administered by Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, and the Friends of the Mamakating Library.