Gaylord Building News

Experience Life Along the Canal: The Art of John M. Lamb Exhibit

March 23, 2021|

John Lamb's Wood Carving Tools The John Lamb Exhibit has been open for almost two months now, and we thrilled to have had visitors come in to enjoy it!  We understand that it may still be difficult for many to join us in person due to COVID-19 restrictions, so we will be sharing virtual highlights with you in case you can't make it in just yet. John Lamb's work and dedication were crucial in the historic preservation of not only Lockport but many canal towns along the Ilinois & Michigan.  John saw the importance of the history in this area in an age

A Virtual Look at Life Along The Canal: The Art of John M. Lamb

February 5, 2021|

The John Lamb Exhibit is officially open.  We understand that it may be difficult for many to join us in person due to COVID-19 restrictions and winter weather conditions, so we will be sharing virtual highlights of the works in case you won't be able to make it. This week, we are featuring one of the most exciting pieces in the exhibit.  This ticket booth, created by John Lamb, was designed for the Old Canal Days festival in Lockport.  John was not only crucial in the preservation of the history of Lockport, the I & M Canal, and many canal towns, he

Happy New Year from the Gaylord Building Historic Site!

January 27, 2021|

The Gaylord Building is Open Once Again We are very excited to officially welcome back guests today! The building will be open Tuesday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, and Saturday & Sunday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. If you are feeling hungry, The Public Landing Restaurant has also reopened. Current restaurant hours are Wednesday & Thursday noon - 7:30 PM, and Friday & Saturday noon - 8:30 PM. Gallery Seven will be reopening this coming Friday, January 29 at noon. Don't forget to bring your mask! New Exhibition in First-Floor Gallery Life Along the Canal:  The Art of John M. Lamb

Giving Tuesday

November 30, 2020|

Caring By Sharing GivingTuesday is a global day of generosity that will take place on December 1, 2020.  The Gaylord Building Historic Site has experienced a disruption to critical revenue streams due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your #GivingTuesday gift will help ensure we have the funding needed to protect and preserve this important historic site.  GivingTuesday emphasizes opportunities to give back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection and kindness even while practicing physical distancing. Here are some ways you can show your support: Make a donation Share your Gaylord Building stories on social media

Happy Thanksgiving from the Gaylord Building

November 23, 2020|

The Gaylord Building Historic Site would like to send you and your loved ones very warm wishes for the beginning of the holiday season!  Due to the State's recent Tier 3 mitigations, the building along with The Public Landing Restaurant and Gallery 7 will be closed until further notice.  We hope that you all are able to stay safe during the holidays while maintaining your spirits. During this next session of hibernation, the building will be receiving some exciting improvements!  Our small second-floor gallery, often used as a bridal suite, is undergoing renovations and will be dedicated in honor of the late Governor James R. Thompson.