February 1 - December 31, 2012
This exhibition focused on what the town of Niagara on the Lake was like just prior to and during the beginning of the War of 1812. The exhibit explored the individuals who lived in Niagara as well as the community within which they lived. The exhibition also touched upon what steps were being taken to protect Upper Canada at the very early stages of War. We also focused on the Battle of Queenston Heights which occurred on October 13, 1812. The exhibition was generously sponsored by:
An exhibition featuring the original artwork of Canadian artists recreating the imagery of the War of 1812 from the Niagara area. Exhibition includes Cameron Porteous' "12 Hours that Saved a Country" series of paintings that depict the events of the Battle of Queenston Heights of October 13, 1812.
In celebration of the 50th season of the Shaw Festival, Bill Schmuck, Designer Director at the Shaw has developed an exhibition that honors the theatre's history. This exhibition explores the theatre's journey from its humble beginnings with its one theatre productions at the Court House to the current four theatre building on Queens Parade. Multimedia displays illustrate the theatre's history through its artistic directors and plays, and examines the impact the theatre has had on the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
“The Art of Architecture” exhibition showcased the winners of the Doors Open Niagara photography contest. The remainder of the exhibition included the images, photographs and equipment used to capture them from the Niagara Historical Society collection. Together they provide information on the people, places and events that shaped Niagara-on-the-Lake.
An exhibition examining the unique and shared histories of the village of the old Niagara-on-the-Lake township
An art exhibition of works done in Niagara-on-the-Lake between 1929 and 1973.
An examination of the women of Niagara and their contribution to the events of the towns history.
An exhibition celebrating the influence of two prominent St. Catharines Architects, Arthur Edwin Nicholson (1881-1945) and Robert Ian Macbeth (1891-1978), on the built landscape of the Niagara Peninsula. Whether working together as the firm of Nicholson and Macbeth (circa 1918 to 1930) or independently, these two men were responsible for much of the region’s best architecture.
The Niagara River has inspired visitors and artists for centuries.
Follow the River, from the Falls to Lake Ontario, through the eyes of an artist.
A celebration of the 100th anniversary of Memorial Hall, the first Museum building in Ontario. This exhibition showcases some of the Museums most important artefacts, chosen by the community.