Located in the heart of Niagara Falls, the NACC is home to more than 75 artists and is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the city and its people, as well as, promoting arts and cultural experiences. At the NACC, visitors can learn the incredible story of Niagara’s portage dating from early Native American civilization until the Erie Canal was opened in 1825.
The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) is a state of the art venue featuring a fine dining restaurant, a Wine Boutique showcasing New York State’s finest selections, a deli and a European style pastry café. Guests can enjoy a fine dining experience at the restaurant Savor where they can savor wine from the Niagara Wine Trail and a selection of meals that feature the seasonal home grown goodness of Western New York.
Freedom Crossing Monument is located on the bank of the Niagara River in Lewiston, New York, and honors the courage of fugitive slaves who sought a new life of freedom in Canada, and to the local volunteers who protected and helped them on their journey across the Niagara River.
For over 40 years, Earl W. Brydges Artpark has been Western New York’s premier summer music and theater destination. Located in the picturesque village of Lewiston, minutes from Niagara Falls, Artpark's 150 scenic acres overlook the Niagara River Gorge and features a main stage theater, lawn seating, and an outdoor amphitheater.
The interpretive center at the Castellani Art Museum, “Freedom Crossing: The Underground Railroad in Greater Niagara,” tells the story of the Underground Railroad Movement in Buffalo Niagara—and of the people who risked their lives, all in the name of freedom. Niagara County's only collecting art museum, the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University has a permanent collection of over 5700 works of art, including well known artists such as Picasso, Miro, Dali, Calder, Nevelson and Warhol.
The Tuscarora Heroes Monument is permanent symbol of thanksgiving to the Tuscarora Nation from a grateful nation for heroically saving the lives of dozens of settlers in Lewiston from a British attack during the War of 1812. Located in the heart of the Village of Lewiston, it is a reminder of the courage of the Tuscarora Nation.
Located within miles of the Erie Canal in North Tonawanda, visitors can explore the art, science, math, music and social history of the early American amusement industry, from carrousels to coasters. The tour is complete with a ride on an early American carrousel.
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.
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