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MLK Day kids program offered

by jmaloni
Fri, Jan 6th 2012 04:10 pm

Children ages 7 through 12 are invited to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the History Center of Niagara County on Monday, Jan. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The program, "Unsung Heroes: The History of African-Americans in the United States Military," will explore the lives of men and women who have served in the armed forces for more than 200 years, but have not been recognized for their service. The contributions of these service people made a difference in the outcome of several wars, including the Civil War and World War II.

The children will learn about the Tuskegee Airmen and make a foam plane to take home. They will also find out how music was changed by a black military musician and learn about the contributions of the Buffalo Soldiers, all black units that served in the late 19th century. A snack will be provided at noontime.

The History Center is located at 215 Niagara St., Lockport. Cost of the program is $10 per child and reservations are required.

Call or email the History Center at 434-7433 or email [email protected] for reservations and more information.

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