Last updated: 11/16/2009
North Tonawanda, New York
54 Webster StreetNorth 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)


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.

Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Wheelchair Accessible
Museum Events
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Small Museum Association 2023 Conference

February 19 - 21, 2024

Richmond, Virginia

2024 California Association of Museums Conference Announced

March 10 - 14, 2024

Location TBD

2024 Colorado-Wyoming ANNUAL MEETING

May 1 - 4, 2024

Worland, Wyoming


Museum Vendors

03/07 John Scott, Conservator of Art and Architecture

New York, New York

03/07 Stories USA, Inc.

Ellicott City, Maryland

Museum Associations

03/07 Florida Association of Museums

Tallahassee, Florida

03/07 Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums

Denver, Colorado