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Town of Porter Historical Museum – Niagara USA (FREE)

The Town of Porter Historical Society Museum, located in the Youngstown Red Brick School built in 1892-1903, displays the early history of the town, incorporated in 1812, and the village of Youngstown. Guides costumed as people living here during the War of 1812 will conduct tours of the museum, school and nearby Youngstown Art of Peace Garden. The history of the Town of Porter is shaped by the lower Niagara … Read more »

Ransomville Historical Museum – Niagara USA (FREE)

The Historical Room features artifacts from the Ransomville Hamlet. Features a post office display, soldiers from the area from WWI to modern day as well as many other exhibits. Historical items of Ransomville are on display. Open every Saturday from 2 – 4 pm and by appointment. Located behind the Ransomville Free Library. Admission: Free Address: 3733 Ransomville Road, Ransomville, NY 14131 Phone: (716) 791-4073 or (716) 791-4494

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 »

New York State Erie Canal Museum At Locks 34 & 35 (FREE)

Nostalgic black and white photos of the early days are housed in this former Barge Canal powerhouse. Seen on the left, Locks 34 and 35 are “siamese twins”, where the upper door of Lock 34 is also the lower door of Lock 35. On the right is a set of 5 old locks from the previous canal, which are now used only as the spillway. For the braver boaters, there’s … Read more »