Monthly Archives: October 2013

Farewell Bridals, Welcome Holidays!

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Many thanks to all who visited & supported our Bond House bridal history exhibit over the past 4 months. We hope you enjoyed this glimpse into festive wedding fashions, memorabilia & traditions spanning 140 years. The exhibit ended Oct. 28 & the Bond House is now closed to prepare and decorate for the holidays. Please Continue Reading

NEW Williams Brothers Co. Exhibit

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Williams Brothers Co. operated as a successful department store in Lockport from 1865 – 1974. The family-owned business became one of the most successful mercantiles in Niagara County, selling dry goods, carpets, clothing, millinery, home furnishings, china and glassware. The exhibit features unique personalized store memorabilia and photos on loan from Jim Ward, member of Continue Reading

Huge Book & Print Sale Nov. 30 – Dec. 21

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Just in time for the holidays!  New books, vintage books, history books, local authors AND MORE! Drawings, photographs, posters, matted/unmatted, framed/unframed. Come early – visit both locations for the best selection! Niagara History Center  215 Niagara St.   Lockport  Open M-SA, 9-5 Erie Canal Discovery Center  24 Church St.  Lockport  Open TH-SA, 10-3 Call (716) 434-7433. Continue Reading

Veteran’s Day Program for Kids “JFK’s USA”

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Children ages 7-12 are invited to celebrate Veterans Day at the History Center of Niagara County on Monday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The program will commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination by allowing children to experience what American life was like 50 years ago. Activities will include Continue Reading

Bond House Open for Holiday Visitors

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The Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley House, 143 Ontario St., will be open from 1-4 pm on the following Saturdays in December: Dec. 7, Dec. 14 & Dec. 21. The National Register c.1823 house will be decorated in 19th-century style for a family’s holiday season. Donations are accepted. You can also schedule tours for groups of Continue Reading

“A Winter’s Fest Eve”

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Begin the holidays with “A Winter’s Fest Eve” at the Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley House, 143 Ontario St. in Lockport. You’ll enjoy an evening of  music and holiday treats served up early-19th century style. All 12 rooms of the Bond-Hawley House will be decorated in period fashion for a family’s holiday season in Canal-era days and the house Continue Reading