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Upcoming Events & Programs 

Annual Museum Store Sunday

Be a Patron Join us on Sunday 11/28 for our 4th Museum Store Sunday celebration! Support the Heritage Center and prep for the holiday gift-giving season.  Available both in-store and […]

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Giving Tuesday 2021

Every act of generosity counts Support us on 11/30 Be a part of the global generosity movement and celebrate all acts of giving. The Heritage Center supports the Niagara Falls […]

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Fall First Friday Speaker Series-Teaching Intangible History: Niagara Falls and the Underground Railroad

The history of the Underground Railroad in Niagara Falls has long been overlooked as one of the most prominent crossings for freedom seekers in Western New York during the early […]

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Sweet Holiday Sunday Fundraiser

Support the Heritage Center at this "sweet" event! Join event host Michelle DeLuca, Justice Sara Sheldon, Lori Caso, and Singer/Songwriter  Marsha McWillson for this fun-filled holiday event! Featuring: -Cooking demonstrations […]

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Fall first friday speaker series

THE LAST FIRST FRIDAY OF THE YEAR!

The history of the Underground Railroad in Niagara Falls has long been overlooked as one of the most prominent crossings for freedom seekers in Western New York during the early 19th century. In trying to tell that history, many tangible sites that freedom seekers used, and the accompanying stories of crossing, have been obscured due to the urban renewal activities, the severe economic decline of the city, and time. Our founding was based on researching these stories and retelling the exciting efforts of freedom seekers, and those that helped them escape, to sites that no longer exist.  By telling these stories and linking them to tangible recreations of sites at the Heritage Center we aim to bring agency to those endured and to tell their harrowing attempts to gain freedom.  Learn how we interpret this history and how we bring history back to life through telling intangible stories of the Underground Railroad and how you can reevaluate history. 

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.

end of year events

Be a Patron

Join us on Sunday 11/28 for our 4th Museum Store Sunday celebration! Support the Heritage Center and prep for the holiday gift-giving season.  Available both in-store and online.

Online deals 11.26- 28.21. In-Store only 11.28.21

  • Online- All orders over $50 free shipping
  • Buy 2 shirts get one free!
  • Buy all 5 Black History Flashcards get 1 free!
  • Buy multi-cultural markers get multi-cultural crayons 50% off
  • 30% off select books

Support the Heritage Center at this “sweet” event!

Join event host Michelle DeLuca, Justice Sara Sheldon, Lori Caso, and Singer/Songwriter  Marsha McWillson for this fun-filled holiday event!

Featuring:
-Cooking demonstrations
-Basket raffles
-Holiday performance by Marsha McWillson
-A Niagara Fall’s celebrity gingerbread contest!

 

Featured vendors will include:

  •  The Pie Lady
  • Artist Michelle Marcotte
  • Artist Marolyn Corriera
  • Piccirillo Florist
  • The Greenhouse at Intandem
  • Liz’s Catering by Yolanda Walker
  • Confetti Cottage clothing and gifts
  • Baked by Burns
  • Freedom Run Winery
  • Marjim Manor Winery
  • Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Museum Gift Shop
  • Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Gift Shop
  • DiCamillo’s Bakery

 

Come down and celebrate a fun start to the Holiday Season and support the Heritage Center! 

 

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  Fridays at 1:00pm.

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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