School Holiday Program: Women of Color in Science, Business and the Arts
Join us for an exciting holiday children’s program at The History Center of Niagara on Monday, January 20th from 10 am – 1 pm, located at 215 Niagara Street, Lockport. Learn about women of African American descent who made their mark on US History. These innovative women achieved success in the fields of science, business and the arts, including mathematicians, inventors, aviators, environmentalists, sculptors, and entrepreneurs. These courageous women broke down social barriers and permanently changed the course of history through their strength, effort, and determination. Learn about Marie Van Brittan Brown, credited with inventing the first closed-circuit television security system, and Dr. Gladys West, who is recognized for her contributions to the mathematical modeling of the shape of the earth. This soon led to the creation of the first Global Positioning System, more commonly known as the GPS.
Find out about these unsung heroes who made a difference and changed a nation. Hear their stories and more as we travel through time and learn about their incredible journeys. Children ages 7-12 are welcome to attend. Snacks and refreshments will also be provided at noontime.
Reservations are required for all programs. For pre- reservations and more information, please call (716) 434-7433. The fee is $10 per child.