Steam Merry-go-Rounds got start in Lockport

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 locks. With over seven buildings…

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Remebering the Hodge Opera House

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 Opera House erupted in the…

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Local Authors Offer Children's Program

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 elementary school teacher in the…

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A Day of Infamy

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 Freedom Speech,” it is hoped…

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Winterfest Eve

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!

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This five building museum complex includes exhibits, our Outwater gift shop, a meeting room, and staff offices.
Open Year Round – Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 5 pm. Call 716-434-7433 for more information.


The Erie Canal Discovery Center offers users an immersive movie, and a hands on learning experience to help visitors to better understand the history of the Erie Canal.
May – October: Daily, 9 am – 5 pm
November – April: Friday & Saturday, 10 am – 3 pm Call 716-439-0431

BOND HOUSE - 143 Ontario St, Lockport, N.Y.

Seasonal exhibits. Group tours available by reservation.
This 1824 brick home, is on the National Register of Historic Homes. Our annual Christmas event, is on the first Thursday of December from 6- 8:30 P.M.
Call 716-434-7433 for more information.

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