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Welcome

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.

 


Exhibitions

Enjoy Your Stay

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.



Our Story

Permanent Exhibition
As visitors enter the Museum they will explore 9,000 years of history in first gallery of the Museum.

984.5.135 Rye girls

 

 

 

 

 

What's New

JOB POSTING: Curator

Maternity Leave Contract for 13 months. Applications are due November 21, 2014. Click here for details.

The Phoenix Hotel

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Join us between 7 and 10 pm for light hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and music at this holiday event.

Tickets are $30 per person and must be reserved in advance. See events page for more information. Click Here.

 

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® Image: View of Fort George, Oil on canvass, C. Kreighoff 1823