The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and its partners are accepting proposals for the design of the North Star Freedom Festival logo. The North Star Freedom Festival, co-presented by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts, and the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Area, is a bi-national festival dedicated to commemorating the rich Black history on both sides of the Niagara River, highlighting the ongoing journey to freedom and equality, and pays tribute to the resilience of the courageous freedom-seekers who followed the North Star to Niagara.
The flow over the American Falls was stopped completely for several months in 1969. The idea was to determine the feasibility of removing the large amount of loose rock from the base of the falls to enhance it's appearance. In the end the final decision was that the expense would be too great.