Free admission to all-ages monthly program
Celebrate the Winter Olympics at the History Center's February Family Night, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
The Winter Olympics evening will offer a history of the event from History Center volunteer Betsy Trometer, and attendees will learn about the 2018 games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Attendees will also find out about local athletes who have competed in past Olympics. "Shrinky Dink" Olympic keychains will also be made to take home and attendees will play a game with an Olympic theme.
Family nights are a series of free-admission monthly programs and activities specifically designed for families with children ages 5 and up. Each night has a theme based upon history that happened in Niagara County, expressed through activities all ages can share and enjoy.
A pizza and beverage supper will be available for a nominal donation from 5:30-6 p.m., followed by the center's program and activities, all related to the evening's theme.
The family night series began in 2016 and makes learning fun for the whole family. It takes its inspiration from the activities and unique interpretive topics the History Center now offer in its children's history programs. Family nights are designed and presented by History Center staff and volunteers who create and offer both children's programming and adult presentations and tours.
Family nights will continue throughout the year. Presenters will include History Center staff, re-enactors from the museum's Step Back in Time Players, museum volunteers and facilitators from other community organizations.
Family nights are open to all Western New York families, regardless of residence.
Reservations are needed for family nights. Call the History Center at 716-434-7433 for reservations and information.
The museum also offers children's history programs on school holidays and during summer vacation. Please ask for details on other current and upcoming programs when you call.
The History Center receives grant assistance from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), with the support of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.