2019 Events
June 2019 Program, Flea Market & Warrior Walk Wednesdays


Wednesday, June
 12, 2019, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Tonawanda’s Niawanda Park Pavilion

Join fellow Historical Society members for a casual evening of conversation and camaraderie at the Niawanda Park pavilion located in the City of Tonawanda just off Niagara Street. Enjoy the natural beauty of the river, great food and friendship, as we celebrate the onset of another magnificent summer season in the Tonawandas. In appreciation of our many faithful volunteers and loyal members, a complimentary picnic buffet will be served by Jim Fingerlow of Just Say Cheesecake. A cash bar will be available. New members are always welcome, so if you know someone who’d like to join, bring them along to enjoy our party.

This year’s theme is Melody Fair Remembered. Photographs of musical productions and performers, playbills and programs from the Society’s huge collection will be on display. To further the theme, this month’s ROTO features Melody Fair images from the museum’s extensive collection of opening season negatives.

We are delighted to welcome a special guest for the evening: Joe Romanowski of Indigo Productions, who provided lighting and sound production for Melody Fair from 1969 until its closing. Joe was a 2004 Buffalo Music Hall of Fame inductee and will share some of his backstage memories and stories.

We expect there will be lots of reminiscing about the “old days” when Melody Fair brought Broadway to North Tonawanda and Western New York, so plan to spend the evening and enjoy this special event.

Please RSVP by calling the museum at 694-7406 or Alice Roth at 692-6059 by June 7th and leave a message stating your name and the number attending so we can provide a count to the caterer.


Canal Fest 2019 and HSOT Flea Market in Clinton Park - July 20 & 21


It’s back for a fourth season of walking the neighborhoods (with a dose of history here and there) of the City of Tonawanda. Walks begin at 6:30 on the dates and locations listed below. See you there!!

May 29 – Long Homestead and Harbor
(Homestead @ 22 E. Niagara St.)

June 12 – Highland School
(Highland School Apts. @ 105 Highland St.)

June 26 – Elmwood Park, Kibler High
(Tonawanda Library, 333 Main St.)

July 10 – Clinton Park/4 Corners
(Clinton Park – Clinton and Broad Sts.)

July 24 – Seymour/Fletcher/Clinton
(HSOT Museum @ 113 Main Street)

August 7 – Goose Island Part I
(Tops parking lot @ 150 Niagara Street)

August 21 – Goose Island Part II
(Tops parking lot @ 150 Niagara Street)

September 4 – Veteran’s Park area
(Veteran’s Park parking lot)

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