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Tim Baxter, Director of Operations at Oakwood Cemetery is pleased to have the opportunity to digitize their extensive burial records collection. Their continued support of history and preservation is unrivaled in Western New York. Hamilton, referred to as L. Hamilton was an important Black abolitionist and waiter at the famed Cataract House hotel, one of the most important transit points for the Underground Railroad along the entire U.

The note is a spine tingling find for anyone hungry for a physical connection to this history, and it is a rare clue for researchers, referring to a woman named Mary Cosby who was buried in L. Hamilton note is just one mystery we hope to solve as Mary Cosby has been unknown to researchers until now.

Preliminary work has also begun on a master index that will serve as a searchable finding aid. The NFNHA will fund Phase II of the project in with a goal of finishing the master index and making the digital records accessible to researchers. Records were created for boxes and shelves, as well as 5, folders and other items. The focus of Phase I was on paper materials, documenting 7, prints, glass and film negatives, and 1, slides which were all cataloged.

Among the stories uncovered in Phase I are: 19th-century travel s and living s in Niagara Falls, 19th and 20th-century clerk records of the villages of Niagara Falls and Suspension Bridge, late 19th and early 20th century photographs of Niagara Falls, and DeVeaux photographs and alumni records. A letter from the Deveaux collection relating to a smallpox epidemic in Niagara Falls revealed similarities to what the nation as a whole is enduring amidst the Covid pandemic.

Deated by the United States Congress in , its mission is to preserve, protect and promote the historic, natural and cultural resources of the area stretching from Niagara Falls to Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown, New York. Through partnerships and initiatives, the National Heritage Area supports small grants to community partners, develops ificant projects such as the Discover Niagara Shuttle and NFMurals , and is a leading advocate for enhancing appreciation of the ificant historic, cultural and natural resources within the National Heritage Area.

Learn more at discoverniagara. Call for Artists: NF Murals. Murals feature stories of freedom and champions of change in the Highland Community of Niagara Falls. More information on the current murals can be found on our NF Murals website, nfmurals. Through our work, we take a creative approach to projects with the objective to foster pride of place and support for our community. We believe that art creates change, transforming public spaces and individual lives by improving the neighborhoods we live and work in, and by convening messages of hope, empathy, compassion, and social justice.

The murals continue to encourage visitors to extend their stay in the City of Niagara Falls and assist in the long-term revitalization efforts of the Highland Community of Niagara Falls. Submission Deadline: Sunday, August 15, Mural Project Background Here in the Highland Community, many people are the most recent in a long line of Black residents whose presence in Niagara Falls made it one of the most important places of courage and resistance to oppression in the United States from the time of the Underground Railroad to today.

These stories of heroism are documented and told at the adjacent Underground Railroad Heritage Center. The NF Murals Project will continue to share these stories and others as it relates to theme of freedom, and specifically what freedom means to the residents of Niagara Falls. Project Specifications Any artist residing in Western New York or Southern Ontario are eligible to submit their qualifications for consideration.

Upon selection, artists will be given a stipend for the project and all necessary materials will be provided by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area. Artists may specify materials needed for their work. Each mural may range from in size and will be executed on a prepped and primed concrete wall surface along Main Street and Depot Avenue. Artist Responsibilities Each selected artist will de and complete a mural which is responsive to community input. Artists will work with the project team to develop the concept of the mural. Artists may be asked to participate in public programming around the mural making process.

Timeline To be considered, artists are required to complete the application below and submit all necessary materials by Sunday, August 15, Qualifications will be reviewed by the selection committee and applicants will be notified by September 3, Selected artists will be required to schedule and complete their mural between September 15 — October 31, Submission Requirements Artists must submit their materials and answer the application questions via Google Form. For any issues with using the Google Form, please contact Ally Spongr, ally discoverniagara.

The NFNHA is proud of this vital tourism initiative and appreciative of the immense support we received from our partners and elected officials to make this possible. The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area provides an incredible rate of return on the investments made, highlighting the places unique to the Niagara region and strengthening our economy. I look forward to seeing its continued success, and to more people getting to witness all that Lockport has to offer. State legislation was essential to guaranteeing that the Shuttle has a permanent place in the community for years to come.

I commend all the local and state partners who have worked diligently to showcase our wondrous region. This extension of the Shuttle was made possible by a strong team effort from local officials under the leadership of Sara Capen of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, which will guarantee permanent financing for the continuation of the shuttle.

The Erie Canal made it possible to begin expansion to the west, and this historic location will provide additional interest in overnight stays in Niagara County. This shuttle will indeed serve as a critical catalyst to helping our local businesses and tourism destinations attract new visitors to our historic Erie Canal and Lockport Locks corridor. Becky Wydysh, Chairman of the Niagara County Legislature, said, "I want to thank my fellow legislators who voted to dedicate bed tax revenue in support of the shuttle, especially Legislators Tony Nemi, Mike Hill, and Will Collins, who were very passionate about the shuttle extending to Lockport and points further east, and worked hard to help make this happen.

Eastern Niagara County businesses will hopefully benefit from an increased of tourists who will take advantage of all that Niagara County has to offer. This new service will allow visitors the opportunity to visit one of our treasured locales of Lockport and its many cultural and culinary gems, while possibly extending their stay. We appreciate the visionary efforts of our sister National Heritage Area in Niagara Falls to create a rich and enjoyable experience for visitors and residents alike. The shuttle will officially begin public service on Friday, May The shuttle service is equipped with bike racks, complimentary wi-fi, and is fully ADA accessible.

For more information about schedule and destinations, please visit www. But with Law onboard, the project has evolved to truly connect with the residents of Niagara Falls, empowering them to have their voices heard through an interactive element that allows the public to provide feedback. Saladin Allah, project coordinator for the NF Murals project, has been working alongside Law in making sure the piece is meaningful and impactful for the city.

Viewers will be able to scan the code and visit a web where they can provide feedback to us that we can take into consideration for future projects. The NFNHA facilitates partnerships between artists, public and private organizations, and community members and stakeholders to envision and create public art, impacting the cultural landscape with pieces that reflect and honor the history and legacy of Niagara Falls.

Learn more at nfmurals. About Jalen Law Jalen Law is an artist with 5 years of related work experience, as well as a portfolio of varied accomplishments including referenced publications, exhibitions, and academic achievements. Law possesses a strong sense of artistry and forward-thinking, that is consistently displayed across all art pieces. He also works with clients for customized art works. His portfolio can be viewed at TheJalenLawCollection.

We are seeking photos of smiling faces from our friends in the Niagara Falls community! A new mural is going up on Whirlpool Street next to the U. Customs House by local artist Nate Reily. This mural will include artistic portraits of those who submitted photos welcoming people to the City's North End. Saturday, April 3 a. Ever wonder what makes each noise? Enjoy a presentation on the calls of the wild and a walk to try recognizing some of them. For information and registration call Saturday, April 3 p.

Vernal Pool Magic! Evangola State Park Dancing salamanders and quacking frogs breed in clear forest pools this time of year! Explore and study these ephemeral wetlands during the peak of the frog chorus. Sunday, April 4 a. Fairy Shrimp of the Rain Gardens Beaver Island State Park Forest pools come alive with tadpoles, salamander larvae and "fairy shrimp" who appear like magic! Accompanied by a frog chorus serenade, lets probe the rain gardens and discover the creatures that breed there.

Wednesday, April 7 p. Enjoy a scenic walk through the park to look for spring happenings. Saturday, April 10 p. Learn about unique species that call the lagoon home and maybe catch a glimpse of the local beavers swimming around. Saturday, April 17 p. The Great Thawing Buckhorn Island State Park As the ice melts and the ground softens, watch for the first species that emerge from the snow in the great spring thaw. Saturday, April 24 a. Spring Ephemeral Wildflower Walk Knox Farm State Park Enjoy the sudden burst of color that carpets the forest floor before the new leaves of summer take hold.

Saturday, April 24 p. us as we monitor newly installed nest boxes and enjoy our state bird. Sunday, April 25 a. Great views await you on this spring day! Sunday, April 25 p. Find hidden gems in the park, teeming with wetland wildlife. Wednesday, April 28 a. Fiddlehead Frolic Knox Farm State Park A walk through the woods to discover the unfurled fronds of a fern, otherwise known as fiddlehe!

Wednesday, April 28 p. What in the Woods is That? Knox Farm State Park Delve into the world of the unknown, the world of lichens, mushrooms, mosses, and galls! For information and registration call Friday, April 30 a. us for a walk through the woods. Sunday, May 2 a. Birding with the B. This is a great chance for beginning birders to learn the hobby! Sunday, May 2 p.

Come enjoy this spectacular event which lasts for only a few short weeks. Friday, May 7 p. Saturday, May 8 p. Enjoy patches of wildflowers amidst the meandering marsh. Saturday, May 8 a. Sunday, May 9 p. Saturday, May 15 p. Honorable Harvest Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park Explore and experience local plant species through their origin stories and traditional uses.

Saturday, May 22 a. Brydges Artpark State Park a leisurely bicycle ride and see some gorgeous views along the way! Friday, May 28 a. Brydges Artpark State Park Spring is here and so are wildflowers! Hike the trail to see what flowers we can find and learn about what these natural beauties offer! Saturday, May 29 a. Bike the Buffalo Waterfront! Brydges Artpark State Park Escape the stress of life while reconnecting with nature. us on a walk with your furry friend. Saturday, June 5 a.

Monday, June 7 p. We will see first-hand what remains of this former complex.

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