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FLIGHT OF 5 LOCK TENDER DEMO SCHEDULE

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SCHEDULE FOR 2015 FLIGHT OF FIVE LOCK TENDER DEMONSTRATIONS The schedule for Flight of Five Lock Tender Demonstrations in downtown Lockport is as follows: May 23,30; June 6,13,20,27,28; July 3,4,5,11,12,18,25; August 1,8,15,22,29; Sept. 5,12,19,26; Oct. 2,3,4. All dates 10 am – 12 noon, except July 5, 11 am – 3 pm. Located in Downtown Lockport. Continue Reading

GRIGG LEWIS GRANT SAVES DISCOVERY CENTER VISITOR MOVIE

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GRIGG LEWIS GRANT SAVES DISCOVERY CENTER VISITOR MOVIE Since 2005, the Erie Canal Discovery Center at Church & Ontario Sts. in Lockport has helped hundreds of thousands of visitors and residents learn about the historic Erie Canal and the Lockport locks. The Grigg Lewis Foundation of Lockport, which was instrumental in the creation of the Continue Reading

Key to Locks Award to Honor Late Dianne Koplas

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KEY TO LOCKS AWARD TO HONOR LATE DIANNE KOPLAS City of Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey will present the 10th Annual Key to the Locks Award to honor Lockport’s Dianne Koplas, Saturday, May 9, at 11 a.m. in the Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St. Mrs. Koplas, who passed away in 2014, was a driving Continue Reading

Spring Bus Trip to Erie, PA Martime Museum May 9

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ERIE BUS TRIP SOLD-OUT, WAITING LIST Please call 434-7433 if you’d like to add your name to the waiting list. Our Spring Bus Trip will take us to the Erie Maritime Museum in Erie, PA, home of the U.S. Brig “Niagara” that many of us have seen visiting the Buffalo waterfront. Mark your calendar for Continue Reading

Sernett Speaks May 6: “Tractor Wars of ’20s”

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MILTON SERNETT SPEAKS  MAY 6 -  HENRY FORD’S “TRACTOR WARS” Automobile magnate Henry Ford brought profound change to American farm life and the economy with his “Fordson,” the first mass-produced tractor. The ensuring “tractor wars” of the 1920s would offer farmers an affordable source of mechanical power, forsaking horsepower, and change agricultural life forever. Dr. Milton Continue Reading

SHAMUS “HISTORY CENTER NIGHT” MARCH 25

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“HISTORY CENTER NIGHT” BENEFIT AT THE SHAMUS The Niagara History Center is pleased to announce the 11th annual “History Center Night” at Lockport’s Shamus Restaurant, Wednesday, March 25, 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 Continue Reading

APPLICATIONS FOR STUDENT POSITION FUNDED BY GRANT

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APPLY NOW FOR STUDENT POSITION FUNDED BY GRIGG LEWIS GRANT The Grigg Lewis Foundation Workership Program is taking applications to fill a student office assistant position it will fund at the Niagara History Center this summer. The office assistant will work from late May to mid-August, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Work would Continue Reading

SOUP & CIVIL WAR SONGS Sat. Feb. 21

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SOUP & CIVIL WAR SONGS Sat. Feb. 21 – 12-2 pm The Union Volunteer Fife and Drum Corps will present “Field Music of the Civil War.” Enjoy several varieties of hot homemade soup, bread and dessert at noon, followed by the program. We’ll see and hear a historically accurate infantry fife and drum corps of Continue Reading

RON CARY “18TH CENTURY TAVERN MUSIC”

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RON CARY PRESENTS “18TH CENTURY TAVERN MUSIC OF NIAGARA FRONTIER” AT ERIE CANAL DISCOVERY CENTER JAN. 31 Musician and re-enactor Ron Cary, a Deputy Niagara County Historian, will perform “18th Century Tavern Music of the Niagara Frontier” Saturday, Jan. 31, at 1:30 p.m. at the Erie Canal Discovery Center. A long-time re-enactor at Old Fort Continue Reading

EXHIBIT: “THE DUKE OF LOCKPORT”

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EXHIBIT “THE DUKE OF LOCKPORT”  honors boxer Jimmy Duffy.  A new History Center exhibit honors “The Duke of Lockport,” Lockport boxer Jimmy Duffy, who fought as a lightweight and welterweight from 1908-1921. Born on Gooding St. to an Irish-American family in 1889, Duffy put Lockport on the map in the boxing world, fighting in over Continue Reading