Castellani, Department of Religious Studies, Levesque Institute host ‘Preserving Sacred Niagara Falls Architecture’ Panel: May 4

In Upcoming Events, by , on May 1st, 2023

Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University (CAM of NU), the Department of Religious Studies, and the Levesque Institute will host a panel of community leaders to discuss challenges and solutions for Niagara Falls’ historic churches. The event will be held at the CAM of NU, Thursday, May 4, from 5 to7 p.m.

Through conversation, the goal is to share the responsibility, hope, and creativity necessary to preserve Niagara Falls’ sacred landmarks for future generations.

This panel is organized in collaboration with the CAM of NU’s “Ecce Sublimia: The Art of Christianity” exhibition on view through May 14. 

Light refreshments and a special curator tour of “Ecce Sublimia” will be provided. 

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Christiana Lumiatis — Preservation Buffalo Niagara

Rev. Mark Brees — Former First Congregational Church

Rev. Craig Pridgen — True Bethel Church

Rev. Harvey L. Kelly— New Hope Baptist Church

Marg Domagalski — Historic Holy Trinity Church

Rev. Cathy Riley-Goddard — First Presbyterian Church

Rev. Timothy Allen — Bethany Church

Rev. Makeeda Brooks — Saint John’s AME Church


5 – 5:15 p.m. | Refreshments

5:15 – 5:20 p.m. | Remarks

5:20 – 6:20 p.m. | Panel Discussion/ Presentation

6:25 – 7 p.m. | Curator tour of “Ecce Subblimia”

Photo credit: Interior of St. John’s A.M.E. Church, Niagara Falls Public Library, John Kudla