Monthly Archives: December 2012

Lockport Union School

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Lockport Union School The history of education in Niagara County is usually told through the lives of men and women that challenged the status quo to establish new paradigms of excellence in education. Mr. Sullivan Caverno is one of the seldom-mentioned heroes of education. Caverno received his own education at Dartmouth College and first began Continue Reading

Steam Merry-go-Rounds got start in Lockport

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Steam Merry-Go-Rounds got start in Lockport Located on over one-acre of prime Erie Canal real estate, an amazing business developed as a result of Lockport’s combination of cheap power and convenient transportation. The firm of Norman & Evans was located along the hollow on the north side of the canal, at the foot of the Continue Reading

Remebering the Hodge Opera House

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Remembering the Hodge Opera House. The Hodge Opera House, a famous Lockport landmark, was devastated by fire about 1:00 PM Saturday afternoon, Feb. 25, 1928. The temperature had been 3 degrees above zero the previous night, and the weather continued windy with freezing temperatures on Saturday. The second tragic fire in the history of the Continue Reading

History Center Volunteer Writes New Book

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History Center Volunteer Writes New Book. We are pleased to feature Linda Covell’s new book entitled, “Beatties’ Tale” in our web store. Check it out under Shop.

Clare Apolito Authors New Children’s Book

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Clare Apolito Authors New Children’s Book. The History Center is pleased to feature Clare’s new book entitled “Dinosaur Dreams.”

Local Authors Offer Children’s Program

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Local Authors Offer Children’s Program. The Erie Canal Discovery Center is pleased to welcome two local authors, Clare Apolito and Linda Covell, who will present a free, public program and reading from their new children’s books on Saturday, December 8 at 11 a.m. at the Discovery Center, 24 Church Street, Lockport. Clare Apolito was an Continue Reading

A Day of Infamy

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A Day of Infamy. The Niagara County History Center is pleased to welcome back Albert McFadyen who will offer an all new portrayal of Franklin Delano Roosevelt on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Friday, December 7th at 2 pm in the History Center Meeting Room, 215 Niagara Street. Through this special program entitled, “FDR: The Four Continue Reading

Winterfest Eve

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Join us tonight (Thurs. Dec. 6) at 6-8:30 p.m. for a great Christmas celebration at the Col Wm. Bond-Jesse Hawley House at 143 Ontario Street in Lockport. All 12 rooms are decked out for Christmas in this 1823 National Register house museum. Great tour, music and holiday goodies! Be sure to come!