Established in 1895, the Niagara Historical Society is dedicated to understanding the history of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The most important aspect of the work of the Society is the maintenance of the Museum collection which began in 1896 and is one of Ontario's most important collections. Plan a visit to the Niagara Historical Society Museum to discover the unique stories of historic Niagara-on-the-Lake. Located 20km north of Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake provided a new home for refugees, was the capital of Upper Canada, was in the middle of a war zone and visited by millions as a place of recreation for over 100 years; these stories play a major role in the development of Canada.
Enjoy Your Stay
The charms of Niagara-on-the-Lake are numerous in themselves and the resort-like community that emerged in the late 1800s, along with the easy distance to other points of interest, greatly added to its attractiveness.
The historic hotels and inns of Niagara-on-the-Lake are numerous. This exhibition provides a snapshot of some of the former most popular places for visitors to enjoy their stay in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
As visitors enter the Museum they will explore 9,000 years of history in first gallery of the Museum.
great war lecture series
March to October, 2015
Our 2015 lecture series has been released! Check out our EVENTS page for details. Our next lecture is April 16th at 7:30 pm.
Day – May 18:
Free admission to the Museum
For More events please check out our Events Page!
The Museum launched a collections website in 2013. Over 2,500 items have been uploaded but there is so much more to come! Check it out by clicking HERE.
Our research services were closed for a few months while we underwent a storage reorganization and installation of new shelving in our archives. Our research services are now available again thanks to funding from The Government of Canada's Museum Assistance Program and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
LANDSCAPE OF NATIONS PROJECT
A new War of 1812 Bicentennial legacy project is being planned for Queenston Heights. It will be a lasting memorial to the natives that fought to help preserve Upper Canada 200 years ago. More details please visit www.landscapeofnations.com
In the news
- Tea party on verge of war
- 3D technology to create Secord bust replicas
- Bicentennial Videos
- NEW! Niagara-on-the-Lake's Bicentennial of the War of 1812 Magazine
- Feds Launch War of 1812 Anniversary Plans!
- Forget the ice cream and chocolates; Laura Secord - our first spy!
- War of 1812 Lecture Series at the Niagara on the Lake Historical Museum
- New Director for Museum
- War of 1812 projects get a funding boost