Established in 1895, the Niagara Historical Society is dedicated to understanding the history of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The most important aspect of the work of the Society is the maintenance of the Museum collection which began in 1896 and is one of Ontario's most important collections. Plan a visit to the Niagara Historical Society Museum to discover the unique stories of historic Niagara-on-the-Lake. Located 20km north of Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake provided a new home for refugees, was the capital of Upper Canada, was in the middle of a war zone and visited by millions as a place of recreation for over 100 years; these stories play a major role in the development of Canada.
An exhibition celebrating 120 years of the Niagara Historical Society collection!
As visitors enter the Museum they will explore 9,000 years of history in first gallery of the Museum.
Enjoy a new audio/visual component to our permannet exhibition!
Generously funded by David Murray & Elizabeth Surtees, this project features 9 short videos about various aspects of Niagara-on-the-Lake's History
Visitors can check out a handheld tablet at the front desk and scan QR codes throughout the galleries to reveal the videos.
Produced by Barbara Worthy and 12th Street Productions with app development by Creative Bytes Studios.
A Walk Through History: Theatrical Cemetery Tours
September 29th, 30th and October 1st. 6pm, 7pm & 8pm
Uncover cryptic tales, truths and local lore from the spirits buried beneath the ancient trees of St. Mark's Cemetery. Tours book up quickly so reserve a spot today by calling the museum!
Niagara Historical Society AGM
October 13th at 6pm
The Society's AGM is always on a Thursday near the Anniversary of Queenston Heights. This year we're on the actual day! Join us for updates about the previous year and plans for the future! A lecture will follow which focuses on Latin American and First World War History.
November 11 | “WE’LL MEET AGAIN”
From the troupe 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.
LANDSCAPE OF NATIONS PROJECT
A new War of 1812 Bicentennial legacy project is being planned for Queenston Heights. It will be a lasting memorial to the natives that fought to help preserve Upper Canada 200 years ago. More details please visit www.landscapeofnations.com
In the news
- Tea party on verge of war
- 3D technology to create Secord bust replicas
- Bicentennial Videos
- NEW! Niagara-on-the-Lake's Bicentennial of the War of 1812 Magazine
- Feds Launch War of 1812 Anniversary Plans!
- Forget the ice cream and chocolates; Laura Secord - our first spy!
- War of 1812 Lecture Series at the Niagara on the Lake Historical Museum
- New Director for Museum
- War of 1812 projects get a funding boost