Upcoming Events

June 25, 2017

BOND-HAWLEY HOUSE OPEN

The History Center’s c. 1823 Col. William Bond-Jesse Hawley House will open with the 2017 coverlet exhibit “We Have You Covered.” The exhibit will present many examples of bed coverlets from the History Center’s collection, dating from approximately the 1840s-1930s. Coverlets were a staple of everyday use in most homes and were especially popular before the Civil War.

Docents will be on hand to guide visitors and offer information on the house and exhibit.

The Bond-Hawley House will be open every Sunday and Monday, 1-4 pm, through the summer. For more information or to volunteer as a docent, please call the History Center at 434-7433.

Start: June 25, 2017 1:00 pm
End: June 25, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Bond-Hawley House
Phone: 716-434-7433
Address:
143 Ontario St., Lockport, NY, 14094, United States
Cost: Donations accepted

July 4, 2017

215 NIAGARA ST. MUSEUM SITE CLOSED

July 4th holiday

Date: July 4, 2017
Venue: Niagara History Center
Phone: 716-434-7433
Address:
215 Niagara St., Lockport, 14094, United States

July 7, 2017

FUN, FOOD & FOLK by the Mighty Erie Canal

The Traveling Towpath Troubadours will cruise to Lockport to entertain us as Chiavetta’s Chicken BBQ offers dinner fare, all beside the Canal, just outside the Erie Canal Discovery Center.

Chiavetta’s will serve their famous chicken dinner from 5-7 p.m., and the Towpath Troubadours will perform from 6-8 p.m. Admission is free. The History Center will benefit from a percentage of dinner sales. In the event of rain, the Discovery Center will house the program.

Troubadours Bill and Kay McDonald are journeying along the Canal once again this summer, performing in communities along the way. Come hear music of the 1960s and ‘70s, plus original compositions.

This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts and the Go Art! Program, in partnership with the Orleans County Chamber of Commerce.

Plan to bring your lawn chairs and settle in to enjoy a summer evening of music, food and fun along the Erie Canal in Lockport. Call the History Center for details at 434-7433.

Start: July 7, 2017 5:30 pm
End: July 7, 2017 8:00 pm
Venue: Erie Canal Discovery Center
Phone: 434-0431,434-7433
Address:
24 Church St., Lockport, NY, 14094, United States
Cost: Concert admission free, chicken dinner available for purchase

July 9, 2017

“CEMETERY TALES” – RE-ENACTOR TOUR OF COLD SPRINGS CEMETERY

Tour of historic cemetery featuring four re-enactors from History Center’s Step Back in Time Players, who will portray famous Lockportians now calling the cemetery home. Walking tour goes on rain or shine. Meet at Cold Springs Road entrance near cemetery office. Call for reservations – (716) 434-7433.

Start: July 9, 2017 1:00 am
End: July 9, 2017 3:00 pm
Venue: Cold Springs Cemtery
Phone: 716- 434-7433 (History Center)
Address:
4849 Cold Springs Road, Lockport, Select a Country:
Cost: $10

July 18, 2017

FAMILY NIGHT – “200th Anniversary of the Start of the Erie Canal”

Presenter Ray Wigle, director of History Center’s Erie Canal Discovery Center

Games, crafts, activities for all ages based on historic theme. Free program. Pizza supper available for a nominal fee. Reservations necessary, 434-7433.

Start: July 18, 2017 5:30 pm
End: July 18, 2017 7:30 pm
Venue: History Center
Phone: 716-434-7433
Address:
215 Niagara St., Lockport, NY, 14094, United States
Cost: Free admission, pizza supper available for a donation

August 19, 2017

TREASURES UNDER THE TENT (formerly DISCOVERY GALA)

Our annual Discovery Gala will take on a new life this year as Treasures Under the Tent, offering a festive  evening to benefit the History Center.

We’ll have a celebration with fine food and fabulous auction prizes, Saturday, August 19, at the Erie Canal Discovery Center,  24 Church St. in Lockport. This year we’ll see many new auction items and a different menu, plus enjoy more casual dress for our outdoor party. Tickets will be $50 per person or $350 for a table of eight.

For more information, call the History Center at 434-7433 or the Discovery Center at 439-0431.

 

 

 

Start: August 19, 2017 6:00 pm
End: August 19, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Erie Canal Discovery Center
Phone: 716-434-7433, 716-439-0431
Address:
24 Church St., Lockport, NY, 14094, United States
Cost: $50 per person, $350 table of 8

August 22, 2017

FAMILY NIGHT – “History of the Niagara County Fair”

History Center staff and volunteers will discuss this almost 200-year-old tradition.

Games, crafts, activities for all ages based on historic theme. Free program. Pizza supper available for a nominal fee. Reservations necessary, 434-7433.

Start: August 22, 2017 5:30 pm
End: August 22, 2017 7:30 pm
Venue: Niagara History Center
Phone: 716-434-7433
Address:
215 Niagara St., Lockport, NY, 14094, United States
Cost: Free admission, pizza supper available for a donation.