Upcoming Events

October 17, 2017

FAMILY NIGHT – “Farms & Apple Orchards”

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

Start: October 17, 2017 5:30 pm
End: October 17, 2017 7:30 pm

October 18, 2017

SPEAKER DR. KATHLEEN RILEY -“Lockport’s Religious Foundations”

Dr. Kathleen Riley

Dr. Kathleen Riley

Speaker Dr. Kathleen Riley will discuss how religion influenced origins of the Erie Canal. Free.

Riley will discuss the religious foundation of Lockport in light of the many expressions and experiences along the Canal’s path, often referred to as the “Burned-Over District” for its religious zeal.

Her presentation will detail the importance of belief and faith to those who planned and built the Canal, made their livelihood from it and near it, and experienced the changes it wrought in their personal lives and communities.

Riley will tell of the roles played by the Quakers, Presbyterians and Catholics throughout the early days of the Canal’s construction and growth of Lockport. She will speak of how religion and religious values made Lockport and the Canal what it is today and how they shaped a national consciousness.

Riley is a professor of History and head of the History Department at Ohio Dominican University, Columbus, OH. A Lockport native, she is a graduate of Nazareth College in Rochester. She holds Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Notre Dame.

 

Start: October 18, 2017 2:00 pm
End: October 18, 2017 3:30 pm
Venue: Erie Canal Discovery Center
Phone: 716-439-0431, 716-434-7433
Address:
24 Church St., Lockport, Select a Country:
Cost: Free

October 21, 2017

OKTOBERFEST – at Cornell Co-Op Extension This Year

NEW LOCATION – SAME GREAT FOOD & MUSIC!

German music by The Frankfurters, traditional German buffet by Donna Eick, dancing and auction.

Tickets by reservation, $35. Call 434-7433.

Start: October 21, 2017 6:00 pm
End: October 21, 2017 10:00 pm
Venue: Cornell Cooperative Extension
Phone: 716-434-7433 (History Center)
Address:
4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, NY, 14094, United States
Cost: $35

November 21, 2017

FAMILY NIGHT – “Women Get the Vote in NY State”

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

Start: November 21, 2017 5:30 pm
End: November 21, 2017 7:30 pm
Venue: Niagara History Center
Phone: 716-434-7433
Address:
215 Niagara St., Lockport, NY, 14094, United States

December 19, 2017

FAMILY NIGHT -“Christmas in the 1950s”

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

Start: December 19, 2017 5:30 pm
End: December 19, 2017 7:30 pm
Venue: Niagara History Center
Phone: 716-434-7433
Address:
215 Niagara St., Lockport, NY, 14094, United States