Erie and Niagara Counties:
‘History in Your Backyard’ Weekend

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HistoryBackyard_logoSeven 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,

Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley House: 143 Ontario St., Lockport, 434-7433,

Erie Canal Discovery Center: 24 Church St., Lockport, 439-0431,

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum: 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda, 693-1885,

Museum of disABILITY History: 3826 Main St., Buffalo, 629-3626,

Niagara Aerospace Museum: 9900 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, 297-1323,

Niagara County Historical Society: 215 Niagara St., Lockport, 434-7433,

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.


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