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The former Military Road School in the Town of Niagara. (Submitted photo)
The former Military Road School in the Town of Niagara. (Submitted photo)

Town of Niagara Historical Society to hold 'history hunt' program

Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 11:00 am

Groups seeks photo information on former Military Road School

Town of Niagara Historian Peter Aimes, the TON Historical Society and committee members are currently seeking the assistance of residents and others who attended the former Military Road School for an information collection effort on the school’s history.

“We hope that the public will help us identify the names of students who attended Military Road School,” Aimes said.

He explained the group would sponsor a special information-sharing event open to the general public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, at the Calvin K. Richards Community Center at Veterans Park on Lockport Road.

Historical Society members have compiled roughly 50 years of school group pictures between themselves, but many photos don’t list the names of the students.

“We would greatly appreciate the help of former teachers, students, parents, etc., to come that day and fill in some of those blanks for the future,” Aimes said.

The program will also include a brief ceremony at noon when the Rolling and Marsh families will unveil signage for the Local History Room in the Calvin K. Richards Community Center.

“Due to their devotion in preserving the history of the Town of Niagara, the conference room at the Calvin Richards Community Center in Veterans Park will be named after Dorothy Rolling and her mother, Mary Mars. Between mother and daughter, they served for almost half a century as Town of Niagara historians.

“The Marsh/Rolling Local History Room will be a repository for our past, present and future, and Dorothy and Mary deserve the attention it will bring to them and their families,” Aimes said. “So, please join us on Sunday … to help identify the school student pictures and to dedicate the Marsh/ Rolling Local History Room.”

The Marsh/Rolling Local History Room will be available by appointment to help with any history questions regarding Town of Niagara people, businesses and organizations. For more information, contact Aimes at 716-297-4429.

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