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.
Our annual lecture series is held on the 3rd Thursday of each month from March to September. Lectures start at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for the general public or free for Niagara Historical Society Members.
Reservations required as seating is limited.
In 2016, we celebrate 120 years of our collection by looking at the foundation of our Society and Museum, other early museums and the importance of collections.
MARCH 17 | SUZANNE MOASE
Canada’s First Museum: The Thomas Barnett Collection
APRIL 21 | TBA
MAY 19 | JESSICA CLARK
Buying Beauty in the Nineteenth Century
JUNE 16 | SARAH KAUFMAN
Memorial Hall: Niagara's Own Cabinet of Curiosities
JULY 21 | CECILIA MORGAN
Loving History, Loving Niagara: Janet Carnochan, 1839-1926
AUGUST 18 | MICHELLE HAMILTON
Dr. Oronhyatekha: Memory and Legacy
SEPTEMBER 15 | NICHOLAS CLEMENS
ROM Wasn’t Built in a Day
The 2016 Lecture Series is Generously Sponsored by:
FAMOUS & INFAMOUS
January - 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.
January 17: John Lilburne
February 21: Alexandre Dumas
March 20: Roald Amundsen
April 17: Catharine the Great [Part 2 of 3]
May 15: Lysenko
June 19: Baldour Steffanson
July 17: Agatha Christie
August 21: Max Aitken [Lord Beaverbrook]
September 18: J.C.R. ‘Lick’ Licklider
October 16: William Hamilton Merritt
November 20: Albert Speer [Part 2]
MILITARY TALKS: CANADIAN BATTLES IN WWII
January - May | 10:30 am
A series of lectures presented by LCol Ed Rayment. Admission is $10 or free for Historical Society members.
January 27: Canadians in Italy 1943-1945
February 24:The Canadian Beaches of Normandy
March 30: Holding Juno
April 13: Breakout from Normandy
May 18: Dieppe - The Truth
Programmes & Events
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.
March 14 – 18 | KID CURATORS
March Break Program
A day program in partnership with the Niagara Pumphouse Visual Arts Centre. Details to come. Generously funded in part by
June 3 | FIRST FRIDAYS:
“DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE”
Part of a series of events at 7 different historic sites throughout the Niagara Region. Join us for live music, fun activities, food and drink at a Alice in Wonderland themed party. Admission is $10 in advance or $12 at the door.
July 11 - 15 AND August 15 – 19
KID CURATORS Summer Day Camp
Details TBA. Generously Sponsored by:
August 1 | THE PAST IS PRESENT
Historic demonstrations, heritage activities, live music and more! Free admission from 11 am to
September 10 | NIAGARA POLO
The Museum presents “The Sport of Kings” on the Commons! In partnership with the Toronto Polo Club, spectators can enjoy a polo match, entertainment, vendor tent, food and drink and more! General admission is $15. Visit our home page for details and sponsorship opportunities.
September 23, 24, 30 & October 1 THEATRICAL CEMETERY TOURS
Meet the spirits of local residents buried at St. Mark’s Church. Tours starts at 6 pm, 7 pm and
8 pm. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance.
November 11 | “WE’LL MEET AGAIN”
From the troop that brought you “Pack Up Your Troubles” comes a WWII tribute. Join in the singing and share in the memories. Tickets are $15; performance starts at 7 pm.