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Fort Niagara invites regional residents to May 17 community night

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Mon, May 8th 2017 03:25 pm
Regional residents learn about artillery from Lee Gugino in the fort's interpretation department at Old Fort Niagara's community night. (Photo by Wayne Peters)
Regional residents learn about artillery from Lee Gugino in the fort's interpretation department at Old Fort Niagara's community night. (Photo by Wayne Peters)

Announces special events schedule

Old Fort Niagara invites residents from the greater Buffalo Niagara Region to explore the historic landmark for free from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 17. As part of the community night, visitors can tour the site and information stations, where staff and volunteers will welcome them to learn about the fort's programming, special events, membership and volunteering opportunities. Visitors will also be entered to win door prizes.

"If you haven't been to Old Fort Niagara in a while or ever, community night is a perfect chance to experience what we're all about," said Robert Emerson, executive director of Old Fort Niagara Association. "We are excited to welcome the community to explore and learn about our authentic living-history programming. It's an opportunity to see what visitors from around the world are coming to see."

Staff, volunteers and re-enactors in period clothing will greet visitors at numerous interactive information stations, including: soldier and artillerist, the outdoor bread oven, women's programming, military music, Native American interpreters, membership, volunteering and giving. Free refreshments will be served. Door prizes will include gift certificates to the fort's Museum Shop and Log Cabin eatery, a family membership and a family admissions pass.

The fort also will announces its special events:

 

Old Fort Niagara is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through June and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in July and August. Admissions end 30 minutes before closing. Regular admission to the fort is $12 per adult, $8 per child ages 6-12, free for children 5 and under, and free to members of Old Fort Niagara. Certain discount and group admissions apply. Visit www.oldfortniagara.org for details.

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