Tag Archives: Lewiston

Sanborn Lewiston Farm Museum – Niagara USA (FREE)

History of Sanborn, New York Originally Sanborn was called South Pekin, owing to its location near another village, Pekin, north of the present site of Sanborn. In 1846 the Reverend E. C. Sanborn came to the area. The village was named “Sanborn” when his son, Lee Sanborn, was made the Postmaster. Early Sanborn had a sawmill, a gristmill and a cheese factory among other businesses as indicated in this 1876 … Read more »

Lewiston Museum – Familiarize yourself with the history of Lewiston, New York State (FREE)

The Lewiston Museum was built as St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the cornerstone being laid in 1835. Dennis Harrison and mason James Wilson constructed the small church. The architect is unknown. A balcony extended across the northern interior wall. The first rector of this historic church was the Reverend Rufus Murray, posted to Lewiston as a missionary in 1838. He remained in Lewiston for nine years, keeping detailed records. During this … Read more »

Our Lady of Fatima Shrine – Lewiston, New York (FREE)

Since 1954, Our Lady of Fatima Shrine has become a place of natural beauty, art, communal prayer, and renewal to thousands who visit the unique buildings and grounds each year. The magnificence and natural beauty of the Shrine is highlighted by an awe-inspiring Dome Basilica covered with two layers of glass and Plexiglas, with a contour of the Northern Hemisphere of the globe. The impressive approach to the Basilica is … Read more »