Saturday, June 3, 2017 10:30 a.m. at LaSalle Branch, Niagara Falls Public Library
8728 Buffalo Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY
Free and Open to the Public
Learn about the rich heritage of the historic Village of LaSalle, once a separate municipality from the City of Niagara Falls. This year is the 125th Anniversary of the City of Niagara Falls, the 110th Anniversary of the founding of the Village of LaSalle in the Town of Niagara and the 90th Anniversary of the annexation of the Village into the City of Niagara Falls. The talk by noted LaSalle historian Teresa Lasher Winslow will be illustrated by photos of the Village of LaSalle’s houses, maps and annexation materials. Please bring your photos, memorabilia and memories to share and add to the historical records being assembled.
Sponsored by LaSalle Branch and Local History Department of the Niagara Falls Public Library
On October 13, 1812, the United States invaded Canada. Lewiston was the staging area for the Battle of Queenston Heights, the first major battle of the War of 1812. Cannons installed on the lawn of Barton Hill were aimed at the village of Queenston, across the Niagara River in Canada. Troops were quartered on Major Barton's property as well.