Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting the natural, cultural and historic resources for visitors and residents of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area.
Your donation today would directly support the following programming:
Discover Niagara: Connecting Kids to History, Culture and the Great Outdoors
The “Discover Niagara Kids Program” provides grants to schools for bussing and admissions to educational sites which engage youth in the history, culture or natural settings of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area. In previous years, grant funding through the National Park Foundation, “America’s Best Idea” program sponsored field trips for over 1, 000 students to visit Old Fort Niagara.
Partnership Small Grant Program
In 2013, we awarded $48,800 to seven projects proposed by local nonprofit organizations that supported heritage tourism and assured the creation of a high-quality educational and interpretive programming which would nurture the appreciation for the diverse communities, cultures, resources and environments in the Niagara Region. Please visit the Partnership Page to see the 2013 recipients.
On October 13, 1812, the United States invaded Canada. Lewiston was the staging area for the Battle of Queenston Heights, the first major battle of the War of 1812. Cannons installed on the lawn of Barton Hill were aimed at the village of Queenston, across the Niagara River in Canada. Troops were quartered on Major Barton's property as well.