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Lewiston Museum (Submitted photo)
Lewiston Museum (Submitted photo)

Lewiston Museum to hold 'Family Day' June 2


Fri, May 24th 2024 09:30 am

Submitted by the Historical Association of Lewiston

Tucked into an historic corner of the Village of Lewiston’s formal historic district is the 1835 church at the southeast corner of Plain and Niagara streets. The structure is 189 years old this year and, for the last 51 years of its life, it has been home to the Lewiston Museum.

Members have been working to prepare for opening day 2024, which will be the week following “Family Day” at the museum. Curator Tom Collister is excited to announce the addition of a fabulous personal collection of artifacts and relics dating back thousands of years. This collection is on loan to the museum from one of Lewiston’s best known local history buffs, Mr. Lloyd Draper.

Other items on display are personal items from the Underground Railroad; a grandfather clock owned by Benjamin Barton, which spent years hidden from the British during the Way of 1812; and many, many more fascinating relics.

This season, “Family Day” will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, June 2.

There will be hands-on historic items for the children, and thousands of years of history interpreted by our ever-updated displays and docents to guide you along the fascinating journey of Lewiston’s unique history.

There will be refreshments available – and all of this is free to the public. As always, donations for the museum operations are gratefully received.

Please come see Lewiston’s very own history and meet the members and staff of the Historical Association of Lewiston. You are invited to join our numbers, and applications will be available on “Family Day.”

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