Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Niagara County Historical Society Incorporated

  • Lockport, NY
  • www.NiagaraHistory.org

Mission Statement

The History Center preserves and promotes the history of Niagara County and the Erie Canal through a variety of sources including in-house, outreach, and interactive programming. Through educational programs and exhibit interpretation, visitors gain knowledge of how Niagara County and the Erie Canal contributed to making New York the Empire State.

§ The History Center successfully owns and operates a heritage campus of five buildings and two auxiliary sites.
§ The History Center provides multi-media programs, written publications, and museum tours that enhance the educational opportunities for school children, local residents, and visitors.
§ The History Center maintains an archive and artifact collection relating to Niagara County in order to preserve valuable items from our past and to make the collection available to researchers.
§ The History Center works cooperatively with other museums, civic groups, educational institutions, and local government to accomplish its goals.

Main Programs

  1. Erie Canal Discovery Center
Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

Eight counties of Western New York

ruling year

1947

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Mrs. Melissa Dunlap

Keywords

Self-reported

museum, historical society, tourism, cultural tourism, educational, artifacts, archives, collections

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Also Known As

The History Center

EIN

16-0815136

 Number

6567704362

Physical Address

215 Niagara St

Lockport, NY 14094

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

The History
Center has enjoyed more
than 85 years of success. This period of
longevity and growth is due to the efforts and interest of many. Our strategic plan is designed to continue
this history of success by protecting and respecting the many contributing
variables it takes to operate an organization of this nature. Strict attention to public service, quality
and stewardship is vital to ensure community respect and service.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Erie Canal Discovery Center

A state-of-the-art interpretive center for the History of the Erie Caanal

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

Eight counties of Western New York

Funding Needs

Contributions;Grants

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Financials

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NIAGARA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Niagara County Historical Society Incorporated

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Melissa Dunlap

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The History
Center has enjoyed more
than 85 years of success. This period of
longevity and growth is due to the efforts and interest of many. Our strategic plan is designed to continue
this history of success by protecting and respecting the many contributing
variables it takes to operate an organization of this nature. Strict attention to public service, quality
and stewardship is vital to ensure community respect and service."

Governance

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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