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Share the Memories at the Tonawanda “Castle”

In an effort
to compile their own StoryCorps of sorts, The Tonawanda Castle invites the larger community to take part in “A Day of Memories: Remembering the History
of the Armory at the Tonawanda Castle.” 
Regionally, the organizers feel there are a lot of stories out there
that pertain to this part of Western New York.  Everyone is welcome to participate.

On November
22, the completely restored armory of the 25th Company of the New
York State National Guard–now known as the Tonawanda Castle–will be open to the
community to come and share their experiences and personal memories of this
historical building.  By
participating, the community will be an integral part of the Tonawanda Castle’s
important efforts to record and preserve the building’s magnificent legacy.

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Tonawanda Castle is one of the Tonawandas’ most prized historical gems,
operating as an armory and then community center from 1897 to the late
1990s.  For decades this building
housed the New York State National Guard and hosted community celebrations and
sporting events.  Purchased
privately from New York State in 2004, the owner restored the massive 38,000
square foot armory with the sole intent of reviving the building’s early 20th century grandeur.

Doors will
be open between 1PM and 4PM on the 22nd of November, and light
refreshments will be served.

An emailed RSVP is not necessary, but much appreciated.  The event is free of charge.

The Tonawanda
Castle is an historic armory built in 1896.  Listed on both the National and New York State Historic
registries, it was home to the 25th Division of the NYS National
Guard. The Castle was purchased privately in 2004 and has been beautifully
restored into an event and conference center.

 69 Delaware . City of Tonawanda . 716.743.8544

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