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Learn story behind some of Buffalo's historic military sites with Niagara History Center

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Tue, Sep 4th 2018 04:40 pm
The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural site, the way it may have looked circa 1840, when it was the Buffalo Barracks.
The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural site, the way it may have looked circa 1840, when it was the Buffalo Barracks.
Mark your calendars for the Niagara History Center's fall bus tour on Sept. 29, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30. Participants will tour historical military sites throughout Buffalo and enjoy presentations by speakers.
This roundtrip tour will begin in Lockport at the Niagara History Center, 215 Niagara St., and start at the Buffalo Religious Art Center. Doug Kohler will present on Black Rock and the War of 1812. He'll discuss the significance of the Black Rock area and the battle that occurred there. Afterword, take a tour of the Art Center.
The next stop is to the Acqua Restaurant, where participants will enjoy a lunch buffet beside the scenic Buffalo waterfront. That is followed by a speaker on the Fenian Rebellion.
Guests will end at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site. Mark Lozo will discuss the Patriots' War and the Buffalo Barracks that formerly existed at this site. This will be followed by a tour of the extant parts of the Barracks and some time to visit the gift shop.
Participants will arrive back in Lockport at approximately 4:30 p.m.
Tickets for the motor coach trip are by reservation, only, at $73 for History Center members and $78 for non-members. The price includes the luxury coach, museum admission and lunch.
Purchase them at the History Center or call 716-434-7433.

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