Last updated: 11/16/2009
North Tonawanda, New York
Street Address
54 Webster Street
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
Mailing Address
54 Webster Street
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
phone: 716-213-0554
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Museum Type(s)
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Donna Zellner Neal, Executive Director
phone: 716-213-0554
John P. Zellner Neal, Museum & Digital Collections Coordinator/Curator
Danielle Oney, Administrative Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator
Jane Garis, Archival Records Coordinator
Walter Wozniak, Research Coordinator
Carol Kopczynski, Cataloging Assistant
Mark A. Conti, Volunteer Staff

We are in startup facilities at present, working to obtain a permanent location to create an interactive museum and history center in our historic downtown.


We began as a grassroots interest group on September 10, 2003, and received our provisional charter, granted by the New York State Board of Regents, on April 20, 2004.

Artifact Collections

Artifacts, photos, archival materials, and digital materials on the rich immigrant and industrial heritage of our city as an Erie Canal and Niagara River community in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Research Collections

Archival and digital records on the rich immigrant and industrial heritage of our city as an Erie Canal and Niagara River community in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Educational Programs

History walks, history nights & events, and lectures. We offer volunteer service, community service, internships, and learning service for teachers & youth groups dealing with projects based on city's history. We also have an oral history program using students to interview senior citizens in its beginning stages.

  • teacher workshops
    gallery tours
    educators guide

John H. George, Ed.D., President


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: Yes


We offer numerous publications, including a full-length (400+ page) book on the history of the city of North Tonawanda, NY.


Wheelchair Accessible


Gift Shop

Special Event Rental


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