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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.


Join us every third Thursday of the month at 7:30PM for our First World War Lecture Series. TICKETS: $10.00 or free for Niagara Historical Society Members. Call to reserve; seating is limited.

April 17: Allward and the Vimy Memorial: Representing Canada's Coming of Age
by Julian Smith, Executive Director, Willowbank School of Restoration Arts

May 15: The Canadian Expeditionary Force – from Niagara Camp to Europe and Back Again by John Sayers

June 19: Posters, Propaganda, and Patriotism in Canada's First World War
by Graham Broad, Department of History, King's University College at Western University

July 17: The Great War & The Great Divide: Canada's Homefront During WWI
by Renee Lafferty, Department of History, Brock University

August 21: Every Picture Tells a Story: Studying Photographs of Canadian Soldiers during the Great War, 1914-1918 by David Webb ** David is encouraging attendees to bring in Great War military photos from your own collections to be identified.

September 18: Witnesses to History: Canada’s War Art by Dr. Laura Brandon, Acting Director, Research, Canadian War Museum

A huge thank you to our generous sponsors:

Geoffrey and Lorraine Joynerand


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Programmes & Events

International Museums Day, May 18:

Free admission to the Museum!

Janet Carnochan Day, June 4th:

Free admission to the Museum!

Historical Walking Tours of Niagara-on-the-Lake

June through September on Saturdays at 11 am tours of our Town begin at the gazebo in Queen’s Royal Park. Your stroll will end at the Niagara Historical Museum where you receive free admission with your ticket. Tickets are $10.

A Garden Party on the Eve of the Great War: Commemorating the Declaration of the First World War, Saturday July 26, 2014

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Fort George National Historic Site. Join us for an early 20th Century style garden party to commemorate the declaration of the Great War! Come in your best Downton Abbey attire for an evening of games, food & merriment!

Cost: $35.00/ ticket.
Proceeds from this event will help to support the Niagara Historical Society & Museum, The Friends of Fort George & Parks Canada.

Call the Museum: 905-468-3912 or the Friends of Fort George: 905-468-6621 for more information.

The Past is Present: A heritage festival, August 4:

Artisans, gourmet food, demonstrations and more! Free admission from 11 am to 5 pm.

A Walk Through History: Theatrical Cemetery Tours, September 19, 20, 26 &27

Details to come!Cemetery Tours

MUSEUM FAIRE at the Agora-on-the-Commons, October 2nd, 2014

Details to come!

The Phoenix Soiree, December 6th

Details to come!


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