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“HISTORY ON WHEELS” Spring Bus Trip

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SPRING BUS TRIP TO BUFFALO HISTORIC SITES The History Center of Niagara is taking reservations for its 2014 Spring Bus Trip, which will be held on Saturday, June 7th. The day-long bus tour, running from approximately 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., will feature visits and views of some of Buffalo’s most historic places. Leaving from Continue Reading

“OLD-TIME CRACKER BARREL DISCUSSION” 4-24

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OLD-TIME CRACKER BARREL DISCUSSION – WRIGHTS CORNERS OF ’30s & ’40s Imagine life in Niagara County’s Wrights Corners in the 1930’s and ‘40s. Better yet, hear the reminiscences of three local residents who want their audience to share in their memories and conversation. Stop by the Niagara History Center for an “Old-Time Cracker Barrel Discussion” Continue Reading

COMMUNITY CONVERSATION FOR KIDS APRIL 16

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COMMUNITY CONVERSATION FOR KIDS – The History Center of Niagara and the New York State Council for the Humanities will present a special Community Conversation for Kids Wed. April 16 from 10 am-noon at the History Center. This free program, geared for young people ages 8-16, will explore the friendship and cooperation that has existed between Continue Reading

SHAMUS “HISTORY CENTER NIGHT” MARCH 26

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SHAMUS HISTORY CENTER NIGHT -  The Niagara History Center is pleased to announce the 10th annual “History Center Night” at Lockport’s Shamus Restaurant, Wednesday, March 26, from 4-8 p.m. Come on out for a delicious meal and liquid refreshments at the Shamus as you help support the History Center and its programs. For this fundraiser, Continue Reading

9th Annual Key to Locks Award

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“KEY TO THE LOCKS AWARD” NOMINATIONS – Do you know someone who deserves the Key to the Locks award? Once again a Niagara County citizen will receive this honor as one who “best promotes and exemplifies the community spirit, heritage and integrity of the historic Erie Canal.” This year’s Key to the Locks award will Continue Reading

APPLICATIONS FOR STUDENT SUMMER POSITION

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APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENT REGISTRAR SUMMER POSITION FUNDED BY GRIGG-LEWIS FOUNDATION The Grigg-Lewis Foundation Workership Program is taking applications to fill a student registrar assistant position it will fund at the Niagara History Center this summer. The registrar assistant will work from mid-May to August, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. The assistant must Continue Reading

MAKE A TUSCARORA BEADWORK OWL PURSE

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LEARN TO MAKE A TUSCARORA BEADWORK OWL PURSE with local artisan Rosemary Hill in a 3-session course, March 3, 10, 17 – 4-6 pm, at the History Center.  Students will produce a handmade purse with Rosemary’s guidance. Advance registration is necessary – please call 434-7433.

DISCOVERY SHOW & TELL Speakers January – March

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DISCOVERY SHOW & TELL PRESENTATIONS @Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St., Lockport – Regular Admission Saturday, Jan. 18, 1:30 pm “3-D Photos Then & Now ” Michael Miller will look at modern 3-D photography, including do-it-yourself tips and comparison to 19th century stereoviews. Saturday, Feb. 15, 1:30 pm “Coopering on the Canal ” Tim Continue Reading

Soup & Stories with the “Washington Hunts”

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SOUP & STORIES WITH “MR. & MRS. WASHINGTON HUNT,”  Saturday, Feb. 8, Noon-2 p.m  $5 Requested Donation Mr. & Mrs. Washington Hunt (Henry Peters & Kathy Heinmann of the Step Back in Time Players) will pay a visit over hot homemade soups, bread and dessert.  Washington Hunt is a name often heard in Lockport. Hear Continue Reading

Bond House Open for Saturday Christmas Tours

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BOND HOUSE OPEN FOR CHRISTMAS TOURS The Niagara History Center’s Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley House is open two additional Saturdays in December for tours, Saturday Dec. 14 and Dec. 21. All 12 rooms of the National Registered historic house are decorated in 19th-century Christmas style.  Co-curators Becky and Gloria Pittler have included all elements of holiday Continue Reading