Women's History Month Program

Sat Mar 18th, 2023 - 2 to 3 pm
Join Hanae Weber and Belinda Patterson for a discussion about Native American and European women at Fort Niagara in the 18th century.

On Saturday, March 18th, the fort presents Comparing Cultures: Native and European Women at Fort Niagara. This program, presented in the Visitor Center Theater, compares and contrasts the cultures of Native American and European women at the fort during the 18th century.

Native American women often visited the fort. During the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, the fort’s garrisons constructed cabins to house Native women and children while male warriors campaigned further to the east. Female leaders also visited the fort for diplomatic purposes. One of the most famous and influential Mohawk women, Molly Brant, even lived just outside the fort for a time during the American Revolution. 

Historical records show that the French had a female housekeeper during the 1740s and at least two fort commandants lived with their wives in the French Castle a decade later. During the British period, enlisted men's wives served as laundresses and nurses and there was even a school mistress to teach children at the post. 

Join us for an interesting look at women from different cultures at Fort Niagara in honor of Women's History Month. 

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Hours of Operation

January through March, Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (Closed Monday-Thursday) 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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