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“THE WORDS OF FDR” -Sat. Dec. 6, 1 pm

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“WORDS OF FDR” -Sat. Dec. 6, 1 pm (CORRECT TIME) Acclaimed local re-enactor and actor Albert McFadyen will return to the History Center as “President Franklin Delano Roosevelt” in a special Pearl Harbor remembrance, Saturday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m. (PLEASE NOTE CORRECTION OF TIME FROM THAT LISTED IN OUR NEWSLETTER.) The location is the Continue Reading

HISTORY CENTER TAKES TOP PRIZE IN CONTEST

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HISTORY CENTER TAKES TOP PRIZE IN MODERN DISPOSAL LOCKPORT CONTEST – Facebook contest votes and support for recycling in Lockport brought in a $416 top award for the History Center in a recent contest sponsored by Modern Disposal Services. The History Center competed with two other Lockport not-for- profit organizations. They are: second prize, Mental Continue Reading

WIN TABLESCAPES to Benefit Bond House

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WIN TABLESCAPES TO BENEFIT BOND HOUSE – How about a vintage “tablescape” for your holiday table? The History Center will raffle these unique place and table settings on exhibit at our Bond-Hawley House as a benefit. Visit the holiday exhibit Thursday, Dec. 4, from 6-9 p.m. (A Winter’s Fest Eve), and on Saturdays from Dec. Continue Reading

“A WINTER’S FEST EVE” DEC. 4

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A WINTER’S FEST EVE DEC. 4 – With Randy Andropolis & Friends We invite you to welcome the holiday season with the History Center on a “A Winter’s Fest Eve.” Our annual holiday event will begin the season’s celebration at the Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley House, 143 Ontario St. in Lockport, Thursday, Dec. 4, from Continue Reading

OKTOBERFEST October 18

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OKTOBERFEST October 18 – Celebrate Oktoberfest with us on Saturday, Oct. 18! This year we’re headed to Wrights Corners Fire Company, 4043 Lake Ave. in Lockport, from 6-10 p.m. to celebrate the very best in Bavarian food and music, to benefit the Niagara History Center. Once again, Donna Eick will present a fine buffet of Continue Reading

“HISTORIC NORTH TONAWANDA” FALL BUS TRIP

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FALL BUS TRIP – “HISTORIC NORTH TONAWANDA” Get ready to hop on the bus for a day-trip to another jewel of Niagara County – the historic, revitalized city of North Tonawanda. Our Erie Canal neighbor to the west will be our destination for the History Center fall bus trip, Saturday, Oct. 25. The day’s adventure Continue Reading

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 is a participant in Modern Disposal Services’ quarterly contest, where your recycling and vote for us on their Facebook site will add up to a generous donation for 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 “Step Back in Time Players” have two 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