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Union Sun & Journal: A Glimpse Into Our Past

December 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – December 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Kenan Center House Gallery
433 Locust St
NY 14094

Our history is your history. Celebrating 200 years as Niagara County’s oldest daily newspaper. Exhibition open December 3 – 17th.

The Lockport Union-Sun & Journal is launching “A Glimpse Into Our Past,” a museum-style exhibit showcasing readers’ keepsake editions, in celebration of its 200th year in local newspapering.

The exhibit at Kenan House Gallery, 433 Locust St., Lockport, is the final event in a months-long campaign commemorating the Union-Sun & Journal’s bicentennial. The Union-Sun & Journal traces its roots back to the Niagara Democrat, the first newspaper published in Lockport, the first edition of which was issued on December 8th, 1821.

A Glimpse Into Our Past opens on Friday, December 3rd and continues through Friday, December 17th. Monday-Friday 12-4pm, Saturday & Sunday 2-4pm.

The exhibit, like the Union-Sun & Journal’s “200” campaign itself, is built around the motto “Our history is your history.” A community newspaper like the Union-Sun & Journal is both a historical record and a mirror of the community that it serves. Most of the pages and all of the clippings on show were loaned or donated by community members who were touched enough by the news to preserve it. Altogether the effect is a sketch of continuity and change, in the community, in our country and in the Union-Sun & Journal, over time.

The Lockport Union-Sun & Journal is published Monday through Saturday from 135 Main St., Lockport, New York. For more information, contact General Manager Cheryl Phillips at (716) 439-9222, extension 6233, or cheryl.phillips@lockportjournal.com.


Kenan House Gallery Hours
Monday-Friday, Noon–4 pm, Saturday & Sunday, 2-4pm
Appointment required for all visits. Please call 716-433-2617 to schedule your visit or tour. Masks are required in the gallery. No admission; $5 donation is greatly appreciated.
2021 Gallery Exhibit Sponsors
Grigg Lewis Foundation, Kenan Arts Council, Kenan Quilters’ Guild, M&T Bank, William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, Mr. & Mrs. Samuel F. Ward

COVID Guidelines

Kenan Center is following the CDC recommendations for masking due to COVID-19.  The CDC recommendation reads: “If you are fully vaccinated you can resume many activities that you did before the pandemic, but you should wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission to maximize protection from the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others.”

The CDC has determined that Niagara County is located in an area of substantial or high transmission.  Therefore, the Kenan Center is requiring all people to wear masks, regardless of their vaccination status, when inside the Kenan House. For more information of CDC guidelines, click here.




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