Through partnership with the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area provided resources to the summer day camp program at the NACC. Participating campers were able to experience the history, culture and landscape of the NFNHA by visiting Old Fort Niagara, New York Power Authority’s Power Vista, Niagara Science Museum, Niagara Falls State Park, Herschell Carasoul Museum, McClew Interpretive Center at Murphy’s Orchard and the Lois McClure Schooner. At the end of their camp session, students presented a musical based their experience of “Discovering Niagara”.
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!