Contest Information

2016 Key to the Locks Award - Saturday, May 7

Nominations are being accepted for the 11th Annual Key to the Locks Award.  Nomination forms are available at the History Center, 215 Niagara Street, Lockport, NY, 14094, or download the form Key to Locks nomination form.

The Annual Key to the Locks Award was established to recognize persons in Niagara County who exemplify the community spirit or promote the heritage or preservation of the historic Erie Canal.

The 2015 Key to the Locks Award was given in recognition of the work of Dianne Koplas, who had developed several canal-oriented education and tourism programs .

Other previous winners have included Rosemary Bernard, for educational programs at the Royalton Hartland Community Library; Carol Schmelz, for her work in establishing the Canalway Trail through Pendleton; artist Joe Whalen, for a lifetime of showcasing the canal through his paintings; and Jeffery Degnan, for his work in promoting the Erie Canalway Corridor.

The 11th Annual Key to the Locks Award ceremony will take place at 11 am on Saturday, May 7,  2016, in the Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church Street in Lockport.

2015 Amish Quilt Drawing

Best wishes to Natalie Tolhurst of Lockport, winner of our 2015 Amish Quilt Drawing to benefit the History Center! The “Courthouse Steps” pattern quilt was raffled at our Oktoberfest event this past fall.

 

PAST WINNERS OF ERIE CANAL SONG CONTEST

2013 Erie Canal Song Contest Winner is…

Congratulations Tom Callahan

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2012 Erie Canal Song Contest Winner!
Congratulations Doc Stuart

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– “Diggers N’ Haulers”

2011 Erie Canal Song Contest Winner!
Congratulations Joe Baschnagel

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– “Heading West To Buffalo.”

2010 Erie Canal Song Contest Winner!
Congratulations Doc Stuart Shaprio
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2009 Erie Canal Song Contest Winner!
John C. Mahoney and Patrick A Gordon
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