Niagara University Helps Celebrate Grand Opening of Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
The much-anticipated Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center celebrated its grand opening on Friday.
The Heritage Center, developed in part by Niagara University, is an experiential museum that reveals authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls.
“It’s rare when you can walk into history and touch eternity in the same steps, and that’s really what we celebrate today,” said the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University.
The Heritage Center is a project of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission, in cooperation with the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, a program of the National Park Service. It is located in the former 1863 U.S. Custom House, owned by the City of Niagara Falls, attached to the new Niagara Falls Amtrak Station.