The Society runs a variety of events to provide entertaining and educational activities for the residents and visitors of Niagara-on-the-Lake. From quality lectures to musical performances in the galleries, the Society works hard at being a focal point of culture in Niagara.
GREAT WAR LECTURE SERIES
Held on the 3rd Thursday of each month from March to October. Lectures start at 7:30 p.m.
March 19 | JOAN DRAPER
Vera Brittain: Volunteer Aid Detachment in
World War One
April 16 | PAUL VALASEK
Haller's Polish Army in France 1917-1921
May 21 | DAVID SCHIMMELPENNICK
Russia's Great War: The Eastern Front in Centenary Perspective
June 18 | JONATHAN VANCE
A Soldier’s Camera: Candid Glimpses of the
First World War in Niagara
July 16 | ELIZABETH VLOSSAK
Shot at Dawn: British, French and Germandeserters in history and memory
August 20 | RICHARD MERRITT
Niagara Camp: 100 Years Later
September 17 | DAVID WEBB
"One Jam BerryAfter Another!" - The Ontario Farm Service Corps and the Farmerettes
October 15 | ANDY ROBERTSHAW
Filming War Horse the Movie
(following the Historical Society’s AGM)
Tickets are $10 for the general public or free for Niagara Historical Society Members. Reservations required as seating is limited.
Generously Sponsored by:
FAMOUS & INFAMOUS
March - November | 3rd Sunday at 2 pm
Join us in the gallery each month for a presentation by a local resident, followed by a lively discussion about the life of a famous or infamous person from the past.
Programmes & Events
May 18: International Museums Day – Free admission to the Museum
May 30: Book Launch and Signing for "Training for Armageddon: Niagara Camp in the Great War, 1914-1919" by Dr. Richard D. Merritt, 11am-1pm. Book $40.00.
June 4: Janet Carnochan Day – Free admission to the Museum all day. Join us for the movie "WAR HORSE" in the courtyard outside at 8:30 pm. Admission by donation.
June 6: CAR RALLY! Starting at the Community Centre at 10 am and ending at the Museum for a boxed lunch, participants will answer a series of questions along the route to determine the winner! $30 per person or $25 for members (includes lunch). Minimum 2 persons per car. This is not a timed event. Call to reserve your spot.
June through September: Historical Walking Tours of Niagara-on-the-Lake – Saturdays & Sundays at 11 am beginning at the gazebo in Queen’s Royal Park. Tickets are $10 and include admission to the Museum
July 20 – 24: KID CURATORS – a week-long summer camp for kids that focuses on learning about the history of our community. Contact the Museum at 905-468-3912 for details.
August 3: The Past is Present: A Heritage Festival – Historic demonstrations, music and more! Free admission from 11 am to 4 pm. Niagara Historical Museum, 43 Castlereagh Street, 905-468-3912.
August 10 - 14: KID CURATORS – a week-long summer camp for kids that focuses on learning about the history of our community. Contact the Museum at 905-468-3912 for details.
September 18, 19, 25 & 26: Theatrical Cemetery Tours - Meet the spirits of local residents buried at St. Mark’s Church. Tours starts at 6 pm, 7 pm and 8pm. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance.
November 11: Pack Up Your Troubles - A Remembrance Day performance in words and song. Tickets are $15. Performance starts at 7 pm.
December 5: The Phoenix Dinner – a holiday fundraiser in support of the Niagara Historical Society. Call the Museum at 905-468-3912 for details.