Monthly Archives: September 2013

Columbus Day Pirate Program for Children Oct. 14

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Children ages 7-12 are invited to celebrate Columbus Day at the History Center Monday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year’s program will highlight the life of a pirate and the lesser-known privateer. Each child will be given the identity of a real pirate from history, both male and female. The participants Continue Reading

Bus Trip to Botanical Gardens, Basilica Oct. 19

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There’s still time to sign up for the Niagara History Center’s Fall Bus Trip, Saturday, Oct. 19, which will leave the History Center at 9 a.m. to visit cultural treasures in nearby Lackawanna. The trip’s itinerary will include the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens and Our Lady of Victory Basilica, plus a stop for Continue Reading

New Development Director Ray Wigle

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Please welcome Ray Wigle, who has joined the Niagara History Center as Director of Development and the Erie Canal Discovery Center. Ray has served as Director of Operations at Old Fort Niagara, Director of Special Events for Genesee Country Village and Museum, and Director of Communication for the Niagara Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau, among Continue Reading

Map of Niagara County War of 1812 Sites

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The War of 1812 affected many parts of Niagara County as battles raged, forts were taken and lost, and villages burned. British and American troops, Native peoples and settlers were caught up in tumultous years which changed the course of history in this area. The Niagara History Center has published “Finding the War of 1812 Continue Reading

Bridal Exhibit Continues Through October

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There’s still time for “Summer Weddings,” a bridal historical exhibit at the Bond-Hawley House through October. The exhibit spans over 140 years. You’ll see 1870s bridal gowns in shades of blue, burgundy and gray, perfect for wearing again as your Sunday best. Post-World War I gowns have that flapperish look, with dropped waists and rising Continue Reading