“Soup and Nostalgia” are on the menu from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday as George Stege, president of Ford Gum and Machine Company, discusses the company’s historic Lockport connection at the Niagara History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
The program will feature hot homemade soups and desserts, while Stege shares Ford Gum’s story, from its colorful beginnings in Lockport in 1913 to many changes and successes over more than a century of providing gumballs and gumball machines. Ford Gum relocated to Akron following World War II, where it continues to be one of the country’s largest gumball producers, with more than a half-million gumball machines in operation.
Reservations are required by calling 434-7433. The suggested donation is $5 per person.