Fort Niagara's Women of Distinction

Sat Mar 21st, 2020 - 2 to 3:30 pm
THIS EVENT IS BEING POSTPONED. WATCH THIS SITE FOR RESCHEDULING INFORMATION! Meet four women from Fort Niagara's past and learn about their lives and material culture. This program celebrates Women's History Month.

Meet four women from Old Fort Niagara's history, portrayed by living history interpreters. Learn about their lives and material culture. The program will discuss Madame Contrecoeur, wife of Fort Niagara's commandant, Isbella Graham, a British surgeon's wife, Molly Brant, an inflential Mohawk woman, and Betsy Doyle, an American heroine from the War of 1812. Refreshments will follow the presentation and attendees will be able to go behind the scenes to tour Old Fort Niagara's costume shop, where historically accurate period clothing is manufactured. The program will be held at the Fort Niagara Officers Club and an admission ticket is required. Members of the Old Fort Niagara Association are free.

General Events Event

Hours of Operation

January 13 through March, Open Wednesday-Sunday  10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

April 1- June 30, Open Daily 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

July and August, Open Daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

September 1 - October 15, Open Daily 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

October 16 - December 31, Open Wednesday through Sunday (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays) 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The fort will be open daily during Christmas week, December 26 - 31. 

Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 


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