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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.

Lectures

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:

Geoffrey and Lorraine Joyner

Niagara Finest Inns

 

 

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.

 

 

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