Seven Erie and Niagara County cultural attractions are teaming up to present a collaborative weekend, May 8-10, enabling guests to visit all seven locations for one low price. History in Your Backyard participants will receive a commemorative passport that will be stamped at each attraction. The passport will also contain discounts for numerous local restaurants.
Additionally, participants who visit and receive a stamp at each site will be entered into a drawing to win a helicopter ride over Niagara Falls courtesy of Rainbow Air Helicopter Rides. Participants will also be entered to win a gift basket from each participating attraction. Details will be available at each location.
Cultural attractions taking part in History in Your Backyard include:
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village: 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst, 689-1440, www.bnhv.org.
Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley House: 143 Ontario St., Lockport, 434-7433, http://niagarahistory.org.
Erie Canal Discovery Center: 24 Church St., Lockport, 439-0431, http://niagarahistory.org.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum: 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda, 693-1885, www.carrouselmuseum.org.
Museum of disABILITY History: 3826 Main St., Buffalo, 629-3626, http://museumofdisability.org.
Niagara Aerospace Museum: 9900 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, 297-1323, http://wnyaerospace.org.
Niagara County Historical Society: 215 Niagara St., Lockport, 434-7433, http://niagarahistory.org.
Passports can be purchased at any of the participating cultural attractions except the Col. Bond House, and can be used throughout the entire weekend. The cost is $25 for adults in advance and $30 on the event weekend. The ticket price for children and students is $10 in advance and $15 on the event weekend. Children 2 and under will be admitted free. A family ticket is also available for $50 in advance and $60 during the event.
Please contact any of the participating attractions for more information. Each attraction will be operating under its usual weekend hours.