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events & programmes

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

Held on the 3rd Thursday of each month from March to September. Lectures start at 7:30 p.m.

This year’s series focuses on the unique story of Camp Kosciuszko, the Polish training camp in NOTL during the First World War.

  • March 15 | Piotr Wrobel - A Long Way to Freedom: Poland Before 1918
  • April 19 | Paul Valasek - Haller's Army at 100: End of WWI, Beginning of Polish-Soviet War
  • May 17 | Richard Merritt – Camp Kosciusko:
    Why Colonel Butler would be spinning in his grave
  • June 21 | Stan Skrzeszewski – Everyday Life at Camp Kosciuszko with Elizabeth Ascher
  • July 19 | Sarah Kaufman - The Spanish Flu and Niagara Camp
  • August 16 | Roman Baraneicki - Not Only Soldiers: Women's Organizations in Camp Kosciuszko, Niagara-on-the-Lake 1917-1919
  • September 20 | Anthony Adamsky - Falcons of Freedom

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

BBA

 

community days

On the third Sunday of each month, we are offering a free community day in appreciation of increased funding from the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Admission is free to the galleries and the popular Famous & Infamous biography series will also be free and open to all.

FAMOUS & INFAMOUS

January - November  |  2 pm
Join us in the gallery for a presentation by a local resident, followed by a lively discussion about the life of a famous or infamous person from the past.

18 MAR: General Paul von Lettowvorbeck
15 APR: Nancy Langhorn Astor
20 MAY: Eliza Fenwick (Biography of a House in NOTL)
17 JUN: Richard Feynman
15 JUL: Conn Smythe
19 AUG: Maria Rye
16 SEPT: Fred Banting
21 OCT: John Stanislaus Joyce
18 NOV: Robert Mondavi

 

 

 

walking tours of old town

June - September
Join our guides for a walk through town, Saturdays & Sundays at 11 am beginning at the gazebo in Queen’s Royal Park.  Tickets are $10 and include Museum admission.

neighbourhood walks

Explore the history of three unique neighbourhoods on Friday evenings in June at
6 pm. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased
in advance. Space is limited.

June 1 - Chautauqua
June 8 - Dock Area
June 15 - Prideaux & Johnson Architecture
June 22 – Chautauqua
June 29 - Dock Area

kid curators camps

Discover history in your community at this week-long day camp for children ages 6-12. Camp runs Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm.  Cost: $125 per child. Space is limited.
Week 1: July 16- 20
Week 2: August 13 - 17
 

Special Events

June 4 | JANET CARNOCHAN DAY
Celebrate the Museum’s founder with free admission all day and a special performance at 3:30 pm.

July 7 | NOTL Horticultural Garden Tour
The Museum is one of the locations on the NOTL Horticultural Society’s annual Garden Tour. For tickets or information on the garden tour, visit https://www.notlhortsociety.com/gardentour.html

July 13 | "I WET MY PLANTS"
Make your own succulent arrangement and enjoy a fun evening of DIY, wine, snacks and good company.  $50 includes all materials; cash bar.  Reservations required.

August 6 | THE PAST IS PRESENT HERITAGE FESTIVAL | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Historic demonstrations, heritage activities, live music and more! Free admission.

September 8 | NIAGARA POLO
12:00 – 4:00 pm

The Niagara Historical Society & Museum presents “The Sport of Kings” on the Commons!  Spectators can enjoy a live polo match, half time entertainment and divot stomp, vendors and more.  General admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the gate for adults (children under 12 are free).  Free parking available. Visit www.niagarapolo.com for tickets and information.

September 21, 22, 28 & 29 | THEATRICAL CEMETERY TOURS
Meet the spirits of local residents buried at a local cemetery..  Tours starts at 6 pm, 7 pm and 8 pm.  Tickets are $12 and must be purchased in advance.

November 11 | “WE’LL MEET AGAIN”
7:00 pm
A tribute to the First and Second World Wars.  Join in the singing and share in the memories.  Tickets are $15.

December 1 | ANNUAL HOLIDAY EVENT
Details to be announced.

 

 

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