Join with us Thursday, Dec. 7, as we celebrate “A Winter’s Fest Eve” in Victorian style. We’ll welcome the festive holiday season at the History Center’s Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley House, 143 Ontario St. in Lockport, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Be our guest to enjoy our fully furnished and restored historic house, refreshments and music, all in the 19th-century holiday spirit.
The Bond-Hawley House is a National Register-listed, 12-room Federal home/museum. Each room in our c.1823 house will feature the exhibit “A Victorian Christmas Celebration.” Let us treat you to homemade cookies, hot mulled cider, children’s activities and tours. “A Winter’s Fest Eve” is the perfect event for families with children age 8 and up, so bring everyone! Local musicians will entertain with seasonal music throughout the evening.
The Bond House Christmas exhibit is co-curated by Becky and Gloria Pittler. With fresh ideas every year, they re-imagine our house into a Victorian family home celebrating the holiday season. The house is Lockport’s oldest brick home. It was built by Col. Bond and then owned by Erie Canal advocate Jesse Hawley.
You can also visit from 2 – 4:30 p.m. on two Sundays, Dec. 10 and 17. Donations are accepted. We can offer tours for groups of eight or more by reservation. Please call (716) 434-7433.