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Lewiston Museum counting on community to keep history alive

Posted at 11:09 AM, Aug 23, 2019

LEWISTON, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Lewiston Museum has been keeping the history of the town alive for years.

"We have 12,000 years of history here," museum curator Tom Collister said, "and we have artifacts to show that."

The museum has more than 15,000 pieces in the collection. The artifacts span from the prehistoric era to modern day, putting Lewiston's significance through it all at the forefront.

"Everything that went to places like Detroit, Chicago and Green Bay came through Lewiston" Ken Slaugenhoupt, President of the Historical Association of Lewiston said.

The only way the museum keeps the doors open, is through donations, and they're hoping those continue.

"It keeps the lights on for us" Leandra Collesano, Secretary of the HAL said.

Their main event of the year is the Lewiston Home Tour, which raises thousands for the museum. Tickets go on sale for the 15th tour in October, and more information can be found here.