Step Back In Time Players – Living History

Visitors from a bygone era are “dying” to meet you in a series of new dramatic presentation sponsored by Niagara County History Center.  The performances, aptly entitled, “Step Back In Time,” offer the audience a chance to “meet” and interact with some of Lockport’s most well known citizens.  The cast of characters includes such notables as: Lyman and Amy Spalding, Dr. Sarah Lamb Cushing, Jesse Hawley, DeWitt Clinton, Kate Chase Seymour, Dr. Josiah Skinner, Richard Crowley, Raphael Beck, Isabella Sutherland, Eliza Mossell, Eli Lewis, Washington and Mary Walbridge Hunt, William Rand Kenan, Hattie Moss, Rev. William Wisner, and many others.

Many of the cast are seasoned stage professionals and others are brand new to the excitement.

“Step Back In Time” will be staged staged at several venues this summer,  including Glenwood and Cold Springs Cemeteries. Please watch this web site, our Facebook, newsletter and local media for details.

CEMETERY TALES  Sunday, August 2   Cold Springs Cemetery, 4849 Cold Springs Road, Lockport – 1-2:30 pm    

“The People of Cold Springs Cemetery” - Meet “The People of Cold Springs Cemetery” Sunday, August 2, at 1 p.m., as you enjoy a visit with famous folks now calling that peaceful Lockport cemetery their home.

Hear from early Lockport settlers “Amy and Lyman Spalding” (Carol and Dennis Caisse), both Quakers and abolitionists, and hear of Amy’s community service and Lyman’s entrepreneurial spirit. They’ll be appearing with “Eliza Mossell” (Brenda Reaves), community leader and advocate for Lockport’s African-Americans; “Charles Upson” (David Zimmerman), industrialist and founder of the Upson Company; and “Birdsall Holly” (Charlie Begley), inventor of the first pressurized fire hydrant.

Tickets are $10. Bring an umbrella or camp stool, if you’d like. Please call the History Center at (716) 434-7433 for reservations.


“Step Back In Time” cast members are also available to perform for your group or civic organization. For additional information, contact the History Center at 434-7433.


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