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APPLY FOR ’17 STUDENT SUMMER POSITION

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APPLY FOR ’17 STUDENT SUMMER POSITION The Niagara History Center is taking applications from now through April 4, 2017, to fill a student position funded by the Grigg Lewis Foundation Workership Program at the museum this summer. The grant will support the student position of an office assistant. This individual will work from mid-May to Continue Reading

BEADWORK PINCUSHION CLASS

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BEADWORK PINCUSHION CLASS – You can learn to make a unique beaded Victorian Pin Cushion at a new History Center class on four Tuesdays, Feb. 7, 14, 28, and March 7. Instructor Stephanie Drehs will lead a class in creating and beading a pincushion that will feature a flag and an eagle in the design. Continue Reading

NEW EXHIBIT “GORGEOUS GLASSWARE”

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NEW EXHIBIT “GORGEOUS GLASSWARE” – A new glassware exhibit presents a wide variety of late 19th and early 20th century pieces. You may have heard of Carnival Glass, but did you know it earned its name as cheaply made pieces given away at carnivals and promotions? Compotes, like those shown above, were serving dishes originally Continue Reading

NEW BOND HOUSE WEEKEND HOURS

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NEW BOND HOUSE WEEKEND HOURS: The Bond House Christmas Exhibit hours on weekends have been changed due to volunteer availability. The Bond House will be open SATURDAY, DEC. 10, and SATURDAY, DEC. 17, from 1-3:30 pm. This is a change from what was previously announced. We’re sorry for any confusion or inconvenience. We can also Continue Reading

JOYOUS WINTER’S FEST EVE DEC. 1

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RING IN THE HOLIDAYS AT THE BOND HOUSE –  Join us for an evening of family fun as we kick off the Christmas season in Victorian style! Celebrate a Victorian Christmas with us as we kick off the joyous season Thursday, Dec. 1, with “A Winter’s Fest Eve.” The History Center’s Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley Continue Reading

MONTHLY FAMILY NIGHTS ALL THROUGH 2016

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MONTHLY FAMILY NIGHTS – FREE, INCLUDING PIZZA SUPPER December Family Night – GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST: ORIGINS OF HOLIDAY TRADITIONS- Tuesday, December 13   The Yahoo Community Benefit Fund, in conjunction with the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, has awarded the Niagara County Historical Society a $4,771 grant to offer free evening family programs once Continue Reading

SUPPORT HISTORY CENTER ON #NYGivesDay

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SUPPORT HISTORY CENTER ON #NYGivesDay, TUES. NOV. 29! ************Please Include Us in Your Holiday Gift-Giving************** NYGivesDay is Tuesday, Nov. 29!  Visit our History Center profile at https://www.nygivesday.org/organizations/niagara-county-historical-society on Nov. 29 to make an easy, safe online donation benefiting our programs. This one-day statewide effort assists local non-profit organizations like the History Center as they reach Continue Reading

OKTOBERFEST FOOD & FUN OCT. 15

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FIND OKTOBERFEST FOOD & FUN WITH US OCT. 15! Our annual Oktoberfest is a celebration of authentic Bavarian food and music. This German-style party to benefit the Niagara History Center will return to Wrights Corners Fire Hall, 4043 Lake Ave., Lockport, from 6-10 p.m. We’ll enjoy Donna Eick’s delicious German buffet of traditional Oktoberfest delights, Continue Reading

FALL BUS TRIP

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BUS TRIP TO HISTORIC SOUTH BUFFALO & WEST SENECA – Journey with us for a day of adventure, Friday, September 30, as the Niagara History Center hits the road for its annual Fall Bus Trip. This year we will be traveling to South Buffalo and West Seneca, two historic areas that formerly comprised much of Continue Reading

FALL BEADWORK CLASS

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FALL BEADWORK CLASS TO MAKE NEEDLE CASE – Learn to make a beaded needle case in a four-session class at the Niagara History Center beginning Tuesday, Sept. 20. Instructor Stephanie Drehs will lead a class in creating and beading the needle case. Drehs is an award-winning local artist who is skilled at beadwork, quilting and Continue Reading