The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area is seeking eight artists to paint eight murals for the Heritage Arts Mural Project. The Mural Project is entering its second summer following completion of seven murals in 2019. The 2019 murals featured stories of freedom and champions of change in the Highland Community of Niagara Falls. This year's project will be located with the 2019 murals along the corridor of Main Street and Depot Avenue (adjacent to the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center).
The flow of water was stopped completely over both falls on March 29th 1848 due to an ice jam in the upper river for several hours. This is the only known time to have occurred. The Falls did not actually freeze over, but the flow was stopped to the point where people actually walked out and recovered artifacts from the riverbed!