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.
The flow of water was stopped completely over both falls on March 29th 1848 due to an ice jam in the upper river for several hours. This is the only known time to have occurred. The Falls did not actually freeze over, but the flow was stopped to the point where people actually walked out and recovered artifacts from the riverbed!