The history of the Town of Porter and Youngstown is shaped by the lower Niagara River and the Great Lakes. Its relationship to Old Fort Niagara and proximity to Canada has shaped its unique economic and cultural heritage. The purpose of the museum, located in the Red Brick Schoolhouse, is to promote this heritage to local residents and visitors through a wide range of research and educational programs aimed at multi-generational audiences. There are a diversity of exhibits and collections built through collaboration and technology at this active museum.
Official Site of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area Junior Ranger Program
240 Lockport Street
Youngstown, NY 14174
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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