The Historical Association of Lewiston’s next program is “The History of the Niagara Parks.” James Hill will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St.
Since 1885, Ontario’s Niagara Parks have cared for the Canadian side of the Niagara River. Hill’s presentation includes the story of the park and some of the dramatic events that have taken place on the grounds cared for by the Niagara Parks Commission.
For 25 years, he has been with the Niagara Parks Commission historic sites – including Old Fort Erie, Laura Secord Homestead, Mackenzie Printer and McFarland House. He has overseen an extensive art and artifact collection, plus over 100 markers, monuments and plaques along the Niagara Parkway. Hill also worked for Parks Canada and the Friends of Fort George, holds a private pilot’s license, and formerly served as a captain in the Reserve Army. He lives with his wife, Jeannie, and two children in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
This community event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.