Collection & research
In this section, explore the many areas of Niagara’s past that make this such a unique experience. Check out the books, publications and essays linked on the left hand side of the page or view our collection and publications in the other repositories below.
The Society owns one of Ontario’s most significant collections of artefacts. The strengths of the collection include early Canadian furniture, textiles, militaria and documents. If your interests are in early textiles, furniture, military history, early tourism or any other aspects of Canada’s history before World War I, you must explore what our Museum has to offer. We will be placing collections of material on various outside databases. To explore these collections check out the following. You can also check out some of our collection in our PHOTO GALLERY.
The Virtual Museum of Canada
The Museum will be placing many objects on the VMC over the coming years, with the eventual goal to provide access to the entire collection.
First World War (WWI) Collection
WWI Collection Guide (click to view collection). The Museum has completed a listing of our entire WWI collection. It contains a variety of documents and artifacts including posters, trench art, postcards, photographs, medals, pins, weaponry, scrapbooks and newspaper articles. If you have an questions or comments, please contact the Museum.
Starting in 2014 the Museum will be hosting a WWI Workshop that will include a tour of our galleries and a four station activity that brings students up close with real artifacts from the period. This workshop has been developed in consideration with the Ontario Curriculum. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Museum. WWI Field Trip and Workshop
Children's Guides for Niagara's History
These little guides will provide some ideas of where information is available to find out more about the rich history of Niagara-on-the-Lake, it also provides links and suggested topics of research. Please contact the Museum if you have any questions