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Dec
3
Fri
Union Sun & Journal: A Glimpse Into Our Past @ Kenan Center House Gallery
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm

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.

 

 

 

Dec
4
Sat
Letters to Santa Project @ Kenan Center, Taylor Theater
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm

Get your letters in the mailbox by December 15th! You’ll get a response from Santa himself!

Jazz at the Taylor: Mark Filsinger Quintet’s Tidings of Comfort & Jazz @ Taylor Theater, Kenan Center
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm

Spend this holiday season with Jazz at the Taylor on Saturday, December 4!

This December, join Mark Filsinger Quintet’s Tidings of Comfort & Jazz

Mark Filsinger Quintet featuring:
Mark Filsinger – trumpet
Elliot Scozzaro – alto saxophone
Harry Graser – keyboard
Joe Goehle – bass
John Bacon – drums
with special guest, Rebecca Filsinger vocalist.

The quintet will play holiday favorites including “The Christmas Song,” “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve,” and selections from “The Nutcracker Suite.”

Tickets are $15 Kenan Members l $20 Not Yet a Kenan Member.

  • COVID Guidelines
  • All guests at Kenan Center’s Taylor Theater must be fully vaccinated for entry for performances. Patrons are considered fully vaccinated at least 14 days after their final dose of a Pfizer, Moderna, or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The Kenan Center is requiring all people to wear masks, regardless of their vaccination status, when inside campus wide. For more information of CDC guidelines, click here.
Jazz at the Taylor: Mark Filsinger Quintet Tidings of Comfort & Jazz @ Kenan Center Gardens
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Spend this holiday season with Jazz at the Taylor on Saturday, December 4!

This December, join Mark Filsinger Quintet’s Tidings of Comfort & Jazz

Mark Filsinger Quintet featuring:
Mark Filsinger – trumpet
Elliot Scozzaro – alto saxophone
Harry Graser – keyboard
Joe Goehle – bass
John Bacon – drums
with special guest, Rebecca Filsinger vocalist.

The quintet will play holiday favorites including “The Christmas Song,” “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve,” and selections from “The Nutcracker Suite.”

Tickets are $15 Kenan Members l $20 Not Yet a Kenan Member.

  • COVID Guidelines

    All guests at Kenan Center’s Taylor Theater that are 12 and over must be fully vaccinated for entry to any performance. Guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination before they may enter the Taylor Theatre by providing an original CDC vaccination card or by showing a legitimate NYS Excelsior Pass. [Patrons are considered fully vaccinated at least 14 days after their final dose of the Pfizer or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination, or after the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.]

    The Kenan Center is also observing the masking recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other governmental authorities. Thus, all guests in Kenan Center’s Taylor Theatre are required to wear a mask. Guests may remove their mask when in the Taylor Theatre Meeting Room while enjoying food or drink before the show or during intermission. (As a reminder, food and drink are not allowed inside the Taylor Theatre.) For more information of CDC guidelines, click here.

For weather related closing information please click here.

Kenan Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.