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BY: Community Papers of WNY Staff | January 14, 2013

Niagara County History Center is pleased to welcome Ann Marie Linnabery who will present a program and book signing entitled, “Historic Lockport Postcards,” at 2 p.m. on Jan. 24.

At the turn-of-the-20th century, postcards were the equivalent of today’s email, text message or tweet. Postcards were relatively inexpensive and were fun to read and send.

Postcards were all the rage 100 years ago and still fascinate people today. Niagara County History Center recognized this interest and has produced a full-color publication of postcards from their collection entitled, “Historic Postcards of Lockport, NY.” All of the images in the book are from Lockport’s distant and recent past.

This publication was researched and edited by Ann Marie Linnabery, the Assistant Director/Education Coordinator at the History Center of Niagara County since 2004.

She has a M.A. in American History from SUNY/Buffalo (1992), with an emphasis on the social, religious and political history of Western New York state in 19th century. During the past 24 years, Linnabery has held positions with the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, the Castellani Art Museum and the Western New York Association of Historical Agencies. She is also a past trustee of the Old Fort Niagara Association and has more than 30 years of volunteer experience at several museums in Erie and Niagara Counties.

This is a free, public program. Books are priced at $15.95 and are available at the History Center, Erie Canal Discovery Center or online at NiagaraHistory.org.

For more information call the History Center at 434-7433.

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