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SPRING SPEAKERS AT HISTORY CENTER

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SPRING SPEAKERS AT HISTORY CENTER – “Frances Cleveland,” “Haudenosaunee 101” Thursday, April 27 – 2 pm – “Frances Folsom Cleveland” – Re-Enactor Darcie Homme White House weddings have always been big news but one more than any other. In 1886, 19-year-old Frances Folsom of Buffalo and Medina married President Grover Cleveland, her late father’s friend Continue Reading

BOND HOUSE OPENS JUNE 25 WITH 2017 EXHIBIT

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BOND HOUSE OPENS JUNE 25 WITH 2017 EXHIBIT The History Center’s c. 1823 Col. William Bond-Jesse Hawley House will open Sunday, June 25, with the 2017 bed coverlet exhibit “We Have You Covered.” The exhibit, open from 1-4 p.m., will present many examples of coverlets from the History Center’s collection, dating from approximately the 1840s-1930s. Continue Reading

SPRING BUS TOUR TO EAST AURORA JUNE 10

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SPRING BUS TOUR TO EAST AURORA JUNE 10 THE BUS TOUR IS NOW SOLD OUT. We are taking a waiting list. Please call 434-7433. Enjoy a day-long journey to adventure with us, Saturday, June 10, as the Niagara History Center takes a Spring Bus Tour to East Aurora, NY. We’ll visit three sites and a Continue Reading

FAMILY NIGHTS ARE BACK FOR 2017

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FAMILY NIGHTS ARE BACK FOR 2017 May 16 – “The Victorian Parlor” Admission to Family Night is free. A pizza and beverage supper will be available for a nominal donation from 5:30-6:00 p.m., followed by the program. Family Nights are a series of monthly programs and activities specifically designed for families with children ages 5 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 EXHIBITS “GORGEOUS GLASSWARE” & “NIAGARA FOLK ART”

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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