Niagara History Center children’s summer programs are back for 2021



Tue Jun 29, 2021 4:05 PM

The Niagara History Center will once again host summer programs for children. The events will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, July 21 and August 18, for children aged 7 to 12. Two of the History Center’s most popular programs will be offered, on the theme “Fire and Water”.

On July 21, the “History of Fire Fighting” will offer children the opportunity to learn about and participate in firefighting methods of yesterday and today. Activities include an old-fashioned bucket brigade, a relay race to gather materials needed to put out a 19th-century fire, and a visit from a member of the Lockport Fire Department to discuss and present equipment used by modern firefighters to extinguish fires. Each child will “make and take” a miniature fire hydrant in honor of Birdsall Holly, the Lockport inventor who developed a fire suppression system in the 1860s using hydrants and fire extinguishers. pressurized water.

On August 18, children will take part in “A Journey on the Titanic”. Participants will receive a ticket upon arrival with the name, age, country of origin and accommodation class (first, second, third or crew) of an actual passenger. They will learn details about the liner, how it was divided by class status and how each class lived on the ship. Passengers can then experience certain activities aboard the ship, including early 20th century games, making a souvenir postcard, making a Morse code device, and sending a SOS signal. At the end of the program, the fate of each passenger will be revealed.

The History Center is monitoring CDC and state COVID-19 guidelines and will adjust requirements to meet conditions on program days. Space is limited to 16 children per program. Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be available, and children will be asked to bring a mask. Snacks are store bought and individually wrapped. Each child will receive a bottle of water.

All programs take place at the History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport. Fee is $ 20 per child with a $ 5 coupon available in the City of Lockport Summer Newsletter. One must reserve. Call 716-434-7433 or send an email [email protected] for information, registration or concerns related to COVID-19.

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