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SPRING BUS TOUR VISITS LUCY DESI MUSEUM

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SPRING BUS TOUR TO LUCY DESI MUSEUM IN JAMESTOWN JUNE 9 Do you love Lucy? Then hop on the bus with us June 9 as we make a day of it in Jamestown, N.Y., birthplace of comedienne Lucille Ball. The History Center’s Spring Bus Trip will hit the road at 8a.m., headed for a tour Continue Reading

Verdis Robinson Speaks on Frederick Douglass

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SPEAKER VERDIS ROBINSON DISCUSSES FREDERICK DOUGLASS’ GLOBAL SEARCH FOR EQUALITY FROM 1886-1887 Frederick Douglass’ activism did not end with the abolition of slavery. Speaker Verdis LeVar Robinson will take us from New York City and across the Atlantic as Douglass continued his quest for democracy and equality two decades later. Robinson will present “One Like Continue Reading

SPRING BEAD CLASS AT HISTORY CENTER

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SPRING BEAD CLASS AT HISTORY CENTER Learn to make a “Strawberry Thief” design beaded fabric box with instructor Stephanie Drehs at the History Center this spring. Drehs will teach students to make a beaded fabric box using William Morris’s well-known “Strawberry Thief” motif in a spring class at the History Center, beginning March 13. Students in Continue Reading

“HISTORY CENTER NIGHT AT THE SHAMUS” BENEFITS NIAGARA HISTORY CENTER

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“HISTORY CENTER NIGHT AT THE SHAMUS” BENEFITS NIAGARA HISTORY CENTER Plan now to enjoy fine dining and support the Niagara History Center as Lockport’s Shamus Restaurant presents the 14th annual “History Center Night,” Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 4:30-9:00 p.m. Your evening out at Lockport’s renowned Shamus will boost History Center programs as the restaurant donates Continue Reading

SOUP & NOSTALGIC LOOK AT FORD GUM FEB. 17

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 SOUP AND NOSTALGIC LOOK AT FORD GUM AND MACHINE Speaker George Stege, President, Ford Gum EVENT IS FILLED TO CAPACITY – WE ARE TAKING A WAITING LIST AT 434-7433.   “Soup & Nostalgia” are on the menu, Saturday, Feb. 17, as George Stege, president of Ford Gum & Machine, tells of the company’s historic Lockport Continue Reading

FAMILY NIGHTS RETURN FOR 2018

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FAMILY NIGHTS ARE BACK FOR 2018. Our evening out for the whole family returns to the History Center on the third Tuesday of each month. Admission is free. Family Nights begin at 5:30 p.m. with a pizza supper, available for a small donation. We follow that with activities all ages can enjoy together, using a Continue Reading

KIDS HOLIDAY PROGRAM : HARRIET TUBMAN

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KIDS’ SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM – “Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad” – A program for children ages 7-12 Harriet Tubman is well-known as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, but did you know that she brought fugitive slaves through Niagara County on their route to freedom in Canada? Come and learn about Tubman’s life and Continue Reading

JANUARY SPEAKER AT HISTORY CENTER

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“WHAT THE TOURISTS WANT TO KNOW (But Nobody Tells Them)” January Speaker at History Center – Ray Wigle, Director, Erie Canal Discovery Center Visitors (and Lockport residents) who arrive at the Erie Canal Discovery Center want – first and foremost – to find out about the Erie Canal and Lockport locks. Most of them have Continue Reading

“WINTER’S FEST EVE” AT BOND HOUSE DEC. 7

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“WINTER’S FEST EVE” AT BOND HOUSE DEC. 7 Join with us Thursday, Dec. 7, as we celebrate “A Winter’s Fest Eve” in Victorian style. We’ll welcome the festive holiday season at the History Center’s Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley House, 143 Ontario St. in Lockport, from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Be our guest to enjoy our Continue Reading

2017 FAMILY NIGHTS

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2017 FAMILY NIGHTS Dec. 19 – “Christmas in the 1950s”  Admission to Family Night is free. A pizza and beverage supper will be available for a nominal donation from 5:30-6:00 p.m., followed by the program. Family Nights are a series of monthly programs and activities specifically designed for families with children ages 5 and up. Continue Reading