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MONTHLY FAMILY NIGHTS ALL THROUGH 2016

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MONTHLY FAMILY NIGHTS – FREE, INCLUDING PIZZA SUPPER Reservations are necessary for this program and it does close out.  Don’t miss out – register now for May! Please call the History Center at (716) 434-7433.      The Niagara Escarpment, shown at left,  includes Lockport’s Rattlesnake Hill. It is one geographic oddity of Niagara County you’ll Continue Reading

BUS TRIP – Historic Seneca Site of Ganondagan

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BUS TRIP TO HISTORIC SENECA SITE GANONDAGAN The Bus Trip is a sell-out but we are taking a waiting list. Please call us at (716) 434-7433. The History Center’s Spring Bus Trip will travel to the historic Seneca site of Ganondagan in Victor, Saturday, June 4. Ganondagan is the site of a Native-American community that Continue Reading

VICTORIAN BEADWORK CLASS

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VICTORIAN BEADWORK CLASS WATCH FOR NEWS ABOUT A JUNE CLASS We know you love Victorian beadwork! Our recent Beaded Pin Cushion class was filled to capacity with beaders excited to learn and perfect this beautiful traditional craft. We will hold another beadwork class in June, also taught by Stephanie Drehs, and suitable for both beginners Continue Reading

FAMILY FUN – DAVE RUCH – SOUP & SONG FEB. 6

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FAMILY FUN –DAVE RUCH – SOUP & SONG FEB. 6 Combine Erie Canal music with hot homemade soup and you have a perfect Saturday! Bring the family to the Niagara History Center, 215 Niagara St. in Lockport, for Soup and Song from 12-2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6. You’ll enjoy “Songs and Stories of the Continue Reading

SHOP IN OUR GIFT STORES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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SHOP IN OUR GIFT STORES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!  Looking for last-minute holiday gifts? Stop by our gift shops! The Niagara History Center’s Outwater Emporium and Erie Canal Discovery Center’s Lock, Stock and Barrel Gift Shop have a great assortment of gifts for everyone and in every price range. Both shops carry books about Lockport, the Continue Reading

NEW BOOK “NIAGARA DISCOVERIES”

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NEW BOOK “NIAGARA DISCOVERIES” AVAILABLE NOW Ann Marie Linnabery, assistant director of Niagara History, is the author of a weekly local history column in the Union-Sun and Journal. One hundred of her articles were recently published as the book “Niagara Discoveries, 2013-2015: Articles from the Union-Sun & Journal,” now available in our gift shops for Continue Reading

EDUCATION COMM. MEMBERS 2015 VOL’S OF YEAR

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EDUCATION COMM. MEMBERS NAMED 2015 VOLUNTEERS OF YEAR The Niagara History Center has named its entire four-person Education Committee as 2015 Volunteers of the Year, in recognition of extraordinary work benefiting children and adults served by museum programs. The committee members, Kay Burgess, Kathy Meloon, Karen Sherwood and Jean Weisbeck, are all retired local teachers Continue Reading

A Winter’s Fest Eve

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“A WINTER’S FEST EVE” AT THE BOND HOUSE 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 Continue Reading

OKTOBERFEST – German Food & Music Oct. 10!

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OKTOBERFEST – Party with German Food & Music October 10! Join the fun at our 2015 Oktoberfest, Saturday, Oct. 10, and enjoy an authentic celebration of Bavarian food and music benefiting the Niagara History Center. The place to be is Wrights Corners Fire Hall, 4043 Lake Ave., Lockport, from 6-10 p.m. We’ll savor Donna Eick’s Continue Reading

2015 Bond House Accessory Exhibit

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BOND-HAWLEY HOUSE ACCESSORY EXHIBIT OPEN SELECTED DATES TBA The Niagara History Center’s historic c.1823 Col. William Bond-Jesse Hawley House  features the new fashion accessory exhibit “From Head to Toe.” Recognizing the city of Lockport’s 150th anniversary, the exhibit covers 150 years (1865-2015) of hats, parasols, fans, shawls, gloves, bags, purses, stockings and footwear. Accessory fashions Continue Reading