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Book discussion: James Baldwin “A letter to my Nephew

Join the Heritage Center’s Baldwin scholar, James Ponzo, Ph.D., for a discussion on “A Letter to My Nephew” In this letter, Baldwin writes a message with beautiful, profound, deep frustration meant to serve as a caution to his nephew of the harsh realities of being black in the United States. Baldwin’s letter outlines so many vital parts and aspects of the way racism exists and operates in daily life, via its hold on past generations, and its kneecapping of the potential of the youth and future generations.

$5 For non-members FREE for members

Dr. Lillian Williams Presentation

Lillian Williams is an expert on U.S. social and urban history. Her research is in the areas of institutions, ethnicity, biography, and women’s history, and much of her scholarship has worked to preserve the history and records of women and African Americans. Closer to home, Williams is an expert on the history of African Americans in Western New York, having authored, “Strangers in the Land of Paradise: Creation of an African American Community in Buffalo, New York, 1900-1940.”

The topic is to be determined. 

$5 For non-members FREE for members

James Baldwin’s 1965 Debate with William F. Buckley

Join the Heritage Center’s Baldwin scholar, James Ponzo, PhD, for a discussion of the 1965 debate between Baldwin and Buckley on the topic of race in the United States. “Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?”

$5 For non-members FREE for members 

If you have a Neighborhood, Individual or Household membership, please register for an account with us before you purchase your tickets so that your member discount will apply! Click here to register.

The Niagara Movement and the Struggle for Civil Rights 

Tuesday, April  27th, 2021 6:00pm - 7:30pm- Zoom

TR Site is pleased to welcome Steve Peraza to its 2021 Speaker Nite series. Dr. Peraza is an Assistant Professor in the History & Social Studies Education Department at Buffalo State College. He will explore the Niagara Movement, which began in WNY while Theodore Roosevelt was president, and contextualize it within the larger civil rights movement.

This event is co-sponsored by Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site and the  Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center.

Pre-registration for the online version of Speaker Nite is required.

FREE for students and members of the TR Site, the Buffalo Presidential Center, or the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center!

General public: $5 per person

Register here for this thought-provoking presentation!  

Weekly Virtual Tours

Virtual Freedom Conversation Tours

Our Freedom Conversation tours are the Heritage Center’s signature program. The goal of every tour aligns with our mission to reveal authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls that inspire visitors to recognize modern injustices that stem from slavery and take action toward an equitable society.

When you register for this program, a confirmation email will be sent with sent with login details for Zoom.

The Heritage Center is offering two tours per week: Wednesdays at 7:00pm EST and Saturdays at 2:00pm EST.

Prices

Family: $25

Couple: $12

Single: $8

Freedom Conversations are sponsored by a Humanities New York Action Grant.

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Virtual Black History Month Events by the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 8, 2021 Contact: Shannon Polvino (716) 597-5188 shannon@thinkinsight.co Virtual Black History Month Events by the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center (Niagara Falls, NY) - The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage...

Mayor Robert Restaino Dedicates Historic Marker at Niagara Falls Customhouse

For Immediate Release Mayor Robert Restaino Dedicates Historic Marker at Niagara Falls Customhouse   (Niagara Falls, NY, November 14, 2020) Today, Mayor Robert Restaino announced the official commemoration of the Niagara Falls Customhouse with the addition of...

The AT&T Virtual Field Trips Program Launches for the School Year

The AT&T Virtual Field Trips Program Launches for the School Year A collaboration between AT&T, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo Museum of Science, Explore & More, The Buffalo History Museum and the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center...

Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center Launches Virtual Freedom Conversation Tours

Niagara Falls, NY – The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center is launching a new virtual “Freedom Conversation” tour program this week. Freedom Conversations are the signature program at the Heritage Center.

August 28 is John Lewis Day!

The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center is proud to proclaim August 28, 2020 as John Lewis Day at the Center, in honor of the late Representative Fifty-seven years ago, on August 28, 1963, over 200,000 people participated in the March on Washington for...

Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center wins 2020 JUST COMMUNITIES of WNY ORGANIZATION Award

February 20, 2020— Buffalo, NY. The National Federation for Just Communities of WNY presented an award to the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, honoring the museum for their work on the behalf of others. The Heritage Center was given the...

All K-12 field trips at the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center are free in February and March.

Niagara Falls, NY — In honor of Black History Month, the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center is offering free field trips and transportation to all K-12 schools in Niagara County. Free Field Trips are generously sponsored by M&T Bank. Following a...

Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center’s Permanent Exhibition “One More River to Cross” Wins 2019 AASLH Award of Excellence

NASHVILLE, TN—May 2019—The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces that the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center is the recipient of an Award of Excellence for One More River to Cross, the permanent exhibition at the...

Shaq Lawson Will Host 10 Local High School Student Athletes on a Tour of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center

Shaq Lawson will be hosting 10 local high school student-athletes on a tour of the Underground Railroad Museum in Niagara Falls, NY. The student-athletes are all high school football players from WNY. Event Information for visit to The Niagara Falls Underground...

Black History Month at the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center

We do black history every month Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center puts black history at the center of their programming all year round. During Black History Month and throughout the year, they celebrate everyday heroes of the Underground Railroad and...

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