Discover 'History in Your Backyard'by jmaloni
Seven Erie and Niagara County cultural attractions are teaming up to present a collaborative weekend, May 8-10, enabling guests to visit seven locations for one price. "History in Your Backyard" participants will receive a commemorative passport that will be stamped at each attraction. The passport will also contain discounts for numerous local restaurants.
Additionally, participants who visit and receive a stamp at each site will be entered into a drawing to win a helicopter ride over Niagara Falls courtesy of Rainbow Air Helicopter Rides. They also will be entered to win a gift basket from each participating attraction.
Details will be available at each location.
Cultural attractions taking part in "History in Your Backyard" include:
•Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, 716-689-1440,www.bnhv.org.
•Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley House, 143 Ontario St., Lockport, 716-434-7433, www.niagarahistory.org.
•Erie Canal Discovery Center: 24 Church St., Lockport, 716-439-0431, www.niagarahistory.org.
•Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum: 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda, 716-693-1885, www.carrouselmuseum.org.
•Museum of disABILITY History: 3826 Main St., Buffalo, 716-629-3626, www.museumofdisability.org.
•Niagara Aerospace Museum: 9900 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, 716-297-1323, www.wnyaerospace.org.
•Niagara County Historical Society: 215 Niagara St., Lockport, 716-434-7433, www.niagarahistory.org.
Passports can be purchased at any of the participating cultural attractions, except the Col. Bond House, and can be used throughout the entire weekend. The cost is $25 for adults in advance and $30 on the event weekend. The ticket price for children and students is $10 in advance and $15 May 8-10. Children ages 2 and under will be admitted free. A family ticket is available for $50 in advance and $60 during the event.
Each attraction will be operating under its usual weekend hours.