Contest Information

NOMINATE NOW FOR 2017 KEY TO LOCKS AWARD

Nominations are being accepted for the 12th Annual Key to the Locks Award.  Nomination forms are available at The History Center, 215 Niagara Street, Lockport, NY 14094, or download key-to-locks-nomination-form-17

Please mail or return nominations to the History Center. The deadline is March 10, 2017.

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 2016 Key to the Locks Award was given to Joel Beyer for his work supporting canal education and preservation.

Previous winners have included Dianne Koplas for encouraging historical education and tourism; artist Joe Whalen for a lifetime of showcasing the canal through his paintings; Jeffery Degnan for promoting the Erie Canalway Corridor, and Rosemary Bernard for educational programs at the Royalton Hartland Community Library.

The 12th Annual Key to the Locks Award ceremony will take place at 3:30pm on Saturday, May 13, 2017 in the Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church Street in Lockport.

 

2016 AMISH QUILT DRAWING HAS A WINNER

Quilt '16Congratulations to Philo Brooks, winner of our 2016 Amish Quilt! Mr. Brooks won the quilt in a drawing at our Oktoberfest event Oct. 15. The quilt drawing benefited the History Center. This handmade, heirloom-quality quilt is made in the “Irish Chain Star” pattern.

PAST WINNERS OF ERIE CANAL SONG CONTEST

2013 Erie Canal Song Contest Winner!

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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