A Winter’s Fest Eve


Enjoy Victorian warmth and elegance at History Center’s Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley House on “A Winter’s Fest Eve,” Thursday, December 3, from 6-8:30 p.m.
We invite everyone to visit and enjoy holiday décor, refreshments and music, all in the 19th-century holiday spirit.

The Bond-Hawley House, a National Register-listed, 12-room Federal home/museum, is a History Center site at 143 Ontario St. in Lockport. Each room in the fully furnished house will be decorated to offer the nostalgic atmosphere of Christmas in an early Canal-era family home. The exhibit is co-curated by Becky and Gloria Pittler, whose talent and enthusiasm bring the Bond House to life with a warm holiday glow that will make all feel right at home.
Stop in for homemade cookies and hot mulled cider, children’s activities and tours. The duo of Lucas Herman and Sheryl Bates will entertain with seasonal music throughout the evening. We encourage families with children age 8 and up to attend.

The historic Bond-Hawley House is Lockport’s oldest brick home, built in 1823 by Col. William Bond and later owned by Erie Canal advocate Jesse Hawley.
The magazine Early American Life cast a national spotlight on the Bond-Hawley House and its Christmas exhibit in a 2012 feature article. Visit and experience some of that same holiday magic.

Please join us in sharing traditions of an authentic Victorian Christmas at the Bond House this year for “A Winter’s Fest Eve.” Reservations are not necessary – just stop by! We look forward to getting an early start to the holiday season together.

You can also see the Bond House holiday exhibit from 1-4 p.m. every Saturday from December 5-19. Donations are accepted. We can also offer tours for groups of eight or more by reservation. Please phone (716) 434-7433 to schedule group tours by appointment for a

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