Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley House
143 Ontario Street, one block from Niagara Street ~ Lockport, NY
2014 SEASON June 14- Dec. 20. Hours: Saturday & Monday, 1-4 pm. Closed Monday holidays. Also open Sunday, Oct. 19. (See information on 2 pre-season weekends below.)
The Bond-Hawley House will officially open for 2014 on Saturday, June 14, a second “Path Through History Weekend,” featuring its 2014 exhibit “Treasured Childhood Memories,” an exhibit of children’s fashions, playthings and memorabilia from 1860-1960. The house will also be open Sunday, June 15. Hours will be 1-4 p.m.
The Bond-Hawley House will be open for two event weekends in advance of its 2014 season. The house will be open to visitors during “History in Your Backyard,” Thursday-Saturday, May 8-10, 1-4 p.m. each day, and during “Path Through History” weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8, also from 1-4 p.m.
This National Register Home built in 1824 by Col. William Bond was the first brick home in Lockport. The house was then owned by Erie Canal advocate Jesse Hawley and occupied over the years by various owners. The home came into the possession of the Chase family in 1887 and remained in that family until 1968. The Chase family were relatives of Salmon P. Chase, Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of the Treasury and later Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The house is furnished primarily in the 1820′s Empire period. Since this house is completely and fully furnished, special arrangements must be made if your class wishes to tour this home.
Bond House docents guide visitors and offer information on the home’s history. The Bond House’s long and busy season requires many volunteer docents to welcome and assist our guests. If you can help, please call the History Center at 434-7433.