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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

BOND-HAWLEY HOUSE NOW OPEN ON SUNDAYS

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BOND-HAWLEY HOUSE OPEN SUNDAYS IN SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER – The Niagara History Center’s historic c.1823 Col. William Bond-Jesse Hawley House is open from 1-3:30 pm on Sundays in September and October featuring the 2016 exhibit “Did You Know?” The exhibit asks and answers this question featuring tidbits of historical information on objects, manners and lifestyles Continue Reading

MONTHLY FAMILY NIGHTS ALL THROUGH 2016

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MONTHLY FAMILY NIGHTS – FREE, INCLUDING PIZZA SUPPER October Family Night – GHOST STORIES OF NIAGARA COUNTY- Tuesday, October 11   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 a month during Continue Reading

GALA & AUCTION AUG. 20

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GET YOUR GALA ON AUG. 20! The Gala Tent Fest & Auction is coming and you’ll want to be there! A summer night, fine food and drink, good company and fantastic auction prizes – add them all together and you have one unforgettable evening at Niagara History Center’s Discovery Gala Tent Fest and Auction, Saturday, Continue Reading

BOND HOUSE UNVEILS NEW EXHIBIT

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BOND HOUSE EXHIBIT FOR 2016 SEASON – The History Center’s c. 1823 Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley House has unveiled the 2016 exhibit “Did You Know?” The exhibit asks and answers this question featuring tidbits of historical information on objects, manners and lifestyles of the past. For example, did you know… Why hard-boiled eggs are associated Continue Reading

“FUN, FOOD & FOLK” July 8

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“FUN, FOOD & FOLK” JULY 8 – Join us for good times, great food and a free concert at “Fun, Food & Folk” on Friday, July 8! The Traveling Towpath Troubadours will cruise to Lockport to entertain us as the Bossman BBQ & Catering food truck offers dinner fare, all beside the Canal, just outside Continue Reading

NEW VICTORIAN BEADWORK CLASS

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NEW BEADWORK PURSE CLASS – Starts June 7 Sign up now to make a beautiful Victorian-style beadwork purse in a four-session class at the Niagara History Center, beginning June 7. Instructor Stephanie Drehs will lead a class in creating and beading the Barrel Purse. Drehs is an award-winning local artist who is skilled at beadwork, Continue Reading

BUS TRIP – Historic Seneca Site of Ganondagan

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BUS TRIP TO HISTORIC SENECA SITE GANONDAGAN The Bus Trip is a sell-out but we are taking a waiting list. Please call us at (716) 434-7433. The History Center’s Spring Bus Trip will travel to the historic Seneca site of Ganondagan in Victor, Saturday, June 4. Ganondagan is the site of a Native-American community that Continue Reading