Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center Opens Today
Niagara Falls is one of, if not the most, primary locations relative to a Slaves desired place to go and now that fact will be shared with the general public as today marks the Grand Opening of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. The 3-Day Grand Opening Celebration includes entertainment by Wycliffe Gordon, The Colored Musicians Club of Buffalo, Drea d'Nur , and the Buffalo Brass Machine.
According to the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center website, Ally Spongr, the Center's Director and curator said this:
“From the very beginning, the objective for the Heritage Center was to create an immersive experience that brings to life the stories of ordinary individuals who fought for freedom.”
Niagara falls Mayor Paul Dyster said this of the New Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center:
“The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center will not only shine a light on the significant role Niagara played at this critical time in our nation’s history but the stories of the brave men and women whose contributions to this movement we must never forget. I want to commend the Heritage Commission for their painstaking efforts to bring this educational and interactive experience to life for generations to come.”
Here's some Opening Day info directly from the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center:
We invite the public to join us during Grand Opening Weekend, May 4-6, 2018 for a series of special events. Additional details will be released shortly and will be available on our website, niagarafallsundergroundrailroad.org.
Location: 825 Depot Avenue W., Niagara Falls, NY 14305
Beginning May 4, 2018, admission hours will be the following:
Monday – Closed Tuesday 10AM – 6PM Wednesday 10AM – 6PM Thursday 10AM – 8PM Friday 10AM – 6PM Saturday 10AM – 6PM Sunday 10AM – 4PM
General Adult: $10 / Student 13+ and college w/ID: $8 / Youth 6 – 12: $6 / Youth 5 and under: free / Group Rates Available. Neighborhood membership card will be available for local residents.
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