The Museum has three main exhibitions spaces. The High School and Link Building contains our permanent exhibition, “Our Story”. The Lower Level of Memorial Hall is our temporary exhibition room. In this area we change the exhibitions twice a year to provide interesting exhibitions that are relevant to the residents of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The Upper Level of Memorial Hall is the “Janet Carnochan Gallery,” a space that allows us to showcase different artefacts in the collection and that is changed on a regular basis.
Check out our past exhibitions section to learn more about the exhibitions and Niagara’s history.
This exhibit is a joint project between the Niagara Historical Society & Museum and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library. The exhibit features the stories of individuals who have lived in the Town and Township of Niagara-on-the-Lake since the early 1900s. To date over 130 hours of digital recordings have been collected, please check back often as we continue to add new recordings to the site. If you or someone you know has stories, or memories they would like to have recorded by the Museum and added to this collection please contact us. Click here to see the exhibition!
This exhibition database allows you to explore life in Niagara (Niagara-on-the-Lake) just prior to the War of 1812 through the knowledge of property owners and the War Loss Compensation claims which describe their homes both inside and out!
Users are welcome to click on the 412 lots to find out more information on the property, the owners/renters up to and including 1812, their War Loss Claims and artefacts in our collection which relate to either properties or individuals. Or you can click on the tabs at the top right of the screen to review the database for each subject individually.
A photo essay of Niagara-on-the-Lake's marine heritage.
A collaborative directory of archives, artefacts and other significant collections related to the War of 1812.