For many years three men have been capturing local history from behind their camera lenses for the Niagara County Historical Society. Whether it’s snapping photos at events, photographing changes as old buildings come down and new ones go up, documenting progress as our community reinvents itself, or gathering images for historic publications, Bruce Aikin, Ken Boyd, and Norm Pearson have helped visually preserve our history each in their own unique way.
Behind any successful organization there are unsung heroes behind the scenes and these three definitely fit that description. Many historic publications produced locally would not be the same without the visual representations they provide. Dozens of binders fill shelves at the History Center, each containing hundreds of photos. It can be is easy to forget details of even the most recent history and these photos help jog our memories and put things in perspective in regards to both space and time in a way that only a photograph can. Thanks to these three we are capturing history while we are in the moment.
|Lockport's Changing Skyline by Norm Pearson|