The Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St., Lockport, welcomes Brandon Stickney on Saturday, March 17, at 11 a.m. when he will host a free, public program and book signing for his new book, "The Amazing Seven Sutherland Sisters." This biographical narrative was many years in the making and details the rags-to-riches-to-rags story of this family from Cambria.
Stickney called the seven sisters, "America's first celebrity models," known for their singing abilities and floor length hair. P.T. Barnum called these siblings, "the seven most pleasing wonders of the world." This American success story is quickly followed by a tale of mystery and living to excess.
Stickney's program will include time for a Q&A about the book and also about book publishing in general. Stickney invites all budding authors to come and learn from his own successes and failures.
Books are on sale at the History Center, 215 Niagara St., The Erie Canal Discovery Center/Penney Gallery, and online at www.NiagaraHistory.org.
For more information, call the History Center at 434-7433.