Welcome to The Lawson Center

L.S. Aero Marine, the boat sales store and marina at 73 Lakeside Drive, Bemus Point, NY sold boats directly from Christopher Columbus Smith before Chris-Craft Corporation even existed. The historic building is now an exciting museum with exhibits and activities for the whole family.


Join us September 23rd for a Virtual Lecture live from the Bemus-Point Stow Ferry

•             Wednesday September 23rd, 5:30 - 6:30 pm Eastern Time

•             Live online via ZOOM

•             Members from the Ferry Board will discuss the exciting things that are going on

•             Q&A following

•             Email stevekhayes@gmail.com for a ZOOM invitation

Please join us on Wednesday, September 23rd from 5:30 – 6:30 for a Lawson Center Virtual Lecture on the Bemus Point- Stow Ferry. The lecture will be held on ZOOM live from the ferry itself. Email Steve Hayes at stevekhayes@gmail.com to receive an invitation. All members, friends and anyone with an interest in learning what is going on with the ferry are invited and encouraged to attend. If you have not noticed, or are not in town, it is back in the water. You will hear from several members of the Ferry Board about the history of the ferry, why it had to come out of the water, how it got back into the water and what comes next. There will be time for questions and answers. We hope to see you there. In case of inclement weather the ZOOM lecture will take place from inside The Lawson Center.


Our 2020 season has come to an end.  We will be working over the Fall and Winter to create more new and interesting exhibits for your enjoyment.  

Members who wish to visit during the off-season are invited to contact us for a private tour.  Please call Craig Butler 716-982-7480 to arrange your tour.  Stay safe, be well, have a great Winter and come visit us in the Spring.

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