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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

MONTHLY FAMILY NIGHTS ALL THROUGH 2016

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MONTHLY FAMILY NIGHTS – FREE, INCLUDING PIZZA SUPPER August Family Night – MERRY-GO-ROUND HISTORY IN NIAGARA COUNTY- Tuesday, August 9   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

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

FAMILY FUN – DAVE RUCH – SOUP & SONG FEB. 6

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FAMILY FUN –DAVE RUCH – SOUP & SONG FEB. 6 Combine Erie Canal music with hot homemade soup and you have a perfect Saturday! Bring the family to the Niagara History Center, 215 Niagara St. in Lockport, for Soup and Song from 12-2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6. You’ll enjoy “Songs and Stories of the Continue Reading

SHOP IN OUR GIFT STORES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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SHOP IN OUR GIFT STORES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!  Looking for last-minute holiday gifts? Stop by our gift shops! The Niagara History Center’s Outwater Emporium and Erie Canal Discovery Center’s Lock, Stock and Barrel Gift Shop have a great assortment of gifts for everyone and in every price range. Both shops carry books about Lockport, the Continue Reading

NEW BOOK “NIAGARA DISCOVERIES”

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NEW BOOK “NIAGARA DISCOVERIES” AVAILABLE NOW Ann Marie Linnabery, assistant director of Niagara History, is the author of a weekly local history column in the Union-Sun and Journal. One hundred of her articles were recently published as the book “Niagara Discoveries, 2013-2015: Articles from the Union-Sun & Journal,” now available in our gift shops for Continue Reading

EDUCATION COMM. MEMBERS 2015 VOL’S OF YEAR

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EDUCATION COMM. MEMBERS NAMED 2015 VOLUNTEERS OF YEAR The Niagara History Center has named its entire four-person Education Committee as 2015 Volunteers of the Year, in recognition of extraordinary work benefiting children and adults served by museum programs. The committee members, Kay Burgess, Kathy Meloon, Karen Sherwood and Jean Weisbeck, are all retired local teachers Continue Reading