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“CEMETERY TALES” RE-ENACTOR TOUR JULY 9

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“CEMETERY TALES” RE-ENACTOR TOUR JULY 9 AT COLD SPRINGS CEMETERY Enjoy a visit with Lockport greats from the great beyond as the Niagara History Center’s Step Back in Time Players share a walking tour of Cold Springs Cemetery, Sunday, July 9, at 1 p.m. The re-enactors will tell “Cemetery Tales” of well-known Lockport figures now Continue Reading

CONCERT & CHICKEN BBQ JULY 7

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CONCERT & CHICKEN BBQ JULY 7 It’s the perfect summer evening! Enjoy a great chicken BBQ and a free concert beside the Erie Canal at “Fun, Food and Folk”, Friday, July 7. The Traveling Towpath Troubadours will entertain in Lockport to celebrate the Canal’s bicentennial, as Chiavetta’s offers their famous barbecued chicken dinner, just outside 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

MAY SPEAKER – “HAUDENOSAUNEE 101”

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SPEAKER FREIDA JACQUES MAY 25 “Haudenosaunee 101” Thursday, May 25 – 2 pm – “Haudenosaunee 101” – Speaker Freida Jacques Come to know the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) at the History Center’s May speaker program. Clan Mother Freida Jacques of the Onondaga Nation will present “Haudenosaunee 101,” Thursday, May 25, at 2 p.m., at the History Center. 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