This summer, Northwest Bank is assisting the History Center in promoting its children’s programs. As an incentive for parents to enroll their children, Northwest Bank is sponsoring special sign-up times that include a goodie bag for each child registered and paid for that during the promotion. Payment can be made with a History Center representative at the bank by cash or check during the designated times.
A History Center representative will be at the Northwest Bank’s main office, at 55 East Ave., Lockport, on Thursday, Aug. 12 (9-11 a.m.), and Friday, Aug. 13 (3-5 p.m.). Northwest Bank is also providing the lunchtime snack during the children’s program. The History Center said it is grateful for all assistance provided by Northwest Bank for these educational opportunities.
On Wednesday, Aug. 18 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.), the History Center of Niagara is offering children ages 7 through 12 the opportunity to take “A Trip on the Titanic.” Participants will be given a ticket upon arrival with the name, age, country of origin and class accommodation (1st, 2nd, 3rd) of an actual passenger. The “passengers” will learn details about the ocean liner, how it was divided by class status and how each class lived on the ship. They can then experience some shipboard activities including early 20th century games, creating a souvenir postcard, making a Morse code device and sending an SOS signal. At the end of the program, the fate of each passenger will be revealed. These activities are similar to those conducted at Titanic museums all over the world.
The program takes place at the History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport. The fee is $20 per child with a $5 off coupon available in the Town of Lockport summer newsletter. Reservations are required. Those who cannot sign-up a child during the Northwest Bank promotion can call the History Center at 716-434-7433 or email [email protected] for information, registration or COVID-19 concerns.
The History Center monitors CDC/state COVID-19 guidelines and will adjust requirements to meet conditions on the day of the program. For social distancing purposes, space is limited to 16 children per program. Hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes are available for use. Parents will be asked to sign a form regarding a mask policy for their child.
Northwest Bancshares Inc. is the holding company of Northwest Bank, which is headquartered in Warren, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1896, Northwest Bank is a full-service financial institution offering a complete line of business and personal banking products, as well as employee benefits and wealth management services. Additional information regarding Northwest Bancshares and Northwest Bank can be accessed online at www.northwest.com.