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.
life under canvas: niagara camp 1914-1919
An exhibition commemorating 100 Years of the First World War Training Camp in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
For more information on Niagara Camp/Camp Niagara, visit www.campniagara.com
As visitors enter the Museum they will explore 9,000 years of history in first gallery of the Museum.
Enjoy a new audio/visual component to our permannet exhibition!
Generously funded by David Murray & Elizabeth Surtees, this project features 9 short videos about various aspects of Niagara-on-the-Lake's History
Visitors can check out a handheld tablet at the front desk and scan QR codes throughout the galleries to reveal the videos.
Produced by Barbara Worthy and 12th Street Productions with app development by Creative Bytes Studios.
The Museum presents “The Sport of Kings” on the Commons!
In partnership with the Toronto Polo Club, spectators can enjoy a live polo match, half time entertainment and divot stomp, food & drink vendors, artisan vendors and more
Time: 12 noon - 5:00 pm
Gates open at 11:00 am .
General admission is $15
Children 12 and under $5
Wear your best hat and join us in Niagara-on-the-Lake!
CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP AND
- Team Sponsor
- Reserved Tables of 8
- Lord Mayor's Table
- Major Sponsor
- Wineries Village - details to come
- Vendors Village Application - details to come
For More events please check out our Events Page!
The Museum launched a collections website in 2013. Over 3,500 items have been uploaded but there is so much more to come! Check it out by clicking HERE.
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