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Lewiston Museum file photo
Lewiston Museum file photo

Lewiston Museum invites families to experience local history


Fri, Apr 21st 2023 07:00 am

From 1-5 p.m. Sunday, April 23, trustees and members of the Historical Association of Lewiston invite the community to stop by the museum, at 429 Plain St., to see and learn about “the amazing historical stories of our community.”

The open house is free to the public – though donations are always gratefully received. There will be light refreshments available on the lawn in front of the museum.

Organizers explained, “Inside, you will get a glimpse of the deep history of this area, including stories and artifacts on Native American life; the first European structures built in Western New York; the value and draw of “Le Portage” as the French called it, the pathway around Niagara Falls fought over for centuries; the role of Lewiston citizens in the famed “Underground Railway” helping fugitive slaves take their final steps into freedom by crossing the Niagara River; see a magnificent grandfather clock, buried in the ground for three years during the War of 1812; and much, much more.

“There will be ample time to explore and even to sign up for the season’s first Lower Landing Tour (May 13), where you can walk the surface of where many of these events took place.

“Come enjoy the day. Learn of the history of what has been called ‘The Most Historic Square Mile in the U.S.” We invite you all and look forward to sharing our dedicated work with young folks.

“This spring, our museum will host over 600 local school children, and several from Pennsylvania, as well as older graduate students from Ohio, who will come to learn this history.

“Be among the first to see our treasures … and experience some of what our museum offers!”

For more information, call the Lewiston Museum at 716-754-4214 from 1-5 p.m. weekdays.

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