Tag Archives: New York

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 »

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

Kenan Center Art Gallery with a strong focus on Western New York artists (FREE)

ABOUT THE KENAN CENTER HOUSE GALLERY The Kenan Center House Gallery is located in the Kenan House, 433 Locust Street, Lockport. An active exhibition space since 1966 when it featured the works of Charles Burchfield, the Kenan Center House Gallery averages eight exhibits annually of local, regional and national artists. Committed to fostering artistic expression in young people, the gallery also includes a high school photo exhibit on its calendar … 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 »