In 2011, well into his twentieth year of selling the idea of a destination that would celebrate our Niagara Story, Paul Gromosiak presented a solution called THE NIAGARA EXPERIENCE CENTER to a small group of government and business officials here in Niagara Falls, NY.
This enterprise would provide a place for all the world to come and learn and experience the natural, native American, Colonial and American aspects of our history and heritage.
The destination would include a GRAND PORTICO, a CENTRAL HALL, a THEATER / LECTURE HALL, and four interactive spaces for each of the above domains.
The strengths and opportunities of the concept of the idea are a no-brainer. The Return on Investment is relatively quick (three years) for such a museum-like experience.
The challenges and threats lurk like rocks within the rapids, waiting to sink you, if the water level is lowered too much by the New York Power Authority.
Like any daredevil, the successful development and deployment of the Niagara Experience Center will take careful planning, knowledge of what works for other daredevils and a bit of luck and mischief.
This site is the hub for all ideas, thoughts, resources, people, processes and technology associated with the development and deployment of the NIAGARA EXPERIENCE.
The greatest value of the Niagara Experience is surely how it acts as one small step in the community and economic development of the region.
Let’s stop thinking about how we have not yet begun our revitalization and start imagining how we will tell our story to captivate the tourist and resident alike. Let’s restore Niagara Falls, NY to it’s rightful place as one of America’s greatest destinations through the story that is a key part of the American Experience.
We possess all the necessary resources (people, capital, power) to develop and deploy a destination that will draw millions annually to Niagara Falls, NY and give them reason to stay, eat, explore and become advocates. This site will create jobs, graduates, income, self-esteem and confidence lacking in Niagara falls, NY and help the community and economy survive.
Michael R Weekes
Facilitator, Niagara Experience