A museum that pays homage to American history, The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, is set to formally open on May 4th.

According to Biz Journals, the heritage center is on Depot Avenue West and near the base of the Whirlpool Bridge of Niagara falls.

The center will tell stories related to the Underground Railroad, especially with local ties and the region’s importance as a key international crossing point into Canada.

One of the signature exhibits, “One More River to Cross”, will feature the stories of the Underground Railroad in Niagara Falls, the crucial role played by its location and geography, and the actions of its residents – particularly its African-American residents. The Heritage Center’s immersive exhibits and cutting-edge interpretation align with the principles of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, whose mission is to connect the past to modern social justice issues – “to turn memory to action,” Bradberry said.

 

The center will be open from Tuesdays through Sundays starting May 4th.

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