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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

Spring Bus Trip to Erie, PA Martime Museum May 9

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SPRING BUS TRIP TO ERIE, P.A. MARITIME MUSEUM MAY 9 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 Saturday, May 9. We’ll tour the Museum, see the “Niagara,” 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

“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