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DISCOVERY GALA AUGUST 16

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DISCOVERY GALA AUGUST 16 – Join us as the History Center of Niagara presents an outdoor evening of fine food, good company and beautiful items for auction to benefit the Center. The fourth annual Gala Dinner and Auction will be held Saturday, August 16, from 6-9 p.m., at the Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church Continue Reading

SUPPORT HISTORY CENTER IN MODERN DISPOSAL CONTEST

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SUPPORT HISTORY CENTER AND RECYCLING IN MODERN DISPOSAL CONTEST Your support of recycling can help our community AND the Niagara History Center this summer. The History Center will be a participant in Modern Disposal Services’ upcoming contest, where your recycling and vote for us on their Facebook site will add up to a generous donation Continue Reading

“STEP BACK IN TIME PLAYERS” TOURS

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“STEP BACK IN TIME PLAYERS” SUMMER RE-ENACTOR TOURS The History Center’s “Step Back in Time Players” re-enactor troupe has plans for a very busy summer. Come on out and see these Lockport and Niagara County greats from the great beyond – they’re just dying to meet you! The “ Players” will offer a tour of Continue Reading

Bond House Opens for 2014 Season with Exhibit

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BOND HOUSE OPENS FOR 2014 SEASON WITH EXHIBIT The Niagara History Center’s historic c .1823 Col. William Bond-Jesse Hawley House will open for the 2014 season Saturday, June 14, from 1-4 p.m., featuring the new exhibit “Treasured Childhood Memories.”  The exhibit will present children’s fashions, playthings and memorabilia spanning the years 1860-1960. “Treasured Childhood Memories” Continue Reading

WIN A HANDMADE AMISH QUILT

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WIN A HANDMADE AMISH QUILT Wouldn’t you love to own this beautiful Amish quilt?  We’ll raffle this gorgeous blue and white handmade quilt at this fall’s Oktoberfest, Saturday, Oct. 18, to benefit the History Center. The heirloom quality quilt is stunning and you can see it on display in the History Center Gift Shop. Tickets Continue Reading

“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