BRIEF: History Center plans President's Day program on animal-loving leaders

2017-02-16 | Niagara Gazette

Feb. 16--Which animals have been the most popular White House pets?

Dogs, cats, rabbits, goats, parrots and other assorted creatures have all called the Executive Mansion home.

Area children from will have a chance to learn which animals top the While House pet popularity poll on from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the History Center in Lockport.

Those who visit the center on Monday will learn what kind of animal friends each of the presidents had, and will also get to perform skits about these "executive" animals, along with making a pet craft to take home. There will be games and much more.

The Niagara History Center is located at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.

Admission to "Presidential Pets" is $10 per child and includes an animal-themed snack at noon. Parents are encouraged to leave their children for the duration of the program.

Advance reservations are requested for this program by calling the History Center at 434-7433, or emailing the education coordinator, Ann Marie Linnabery, at