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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

ART & FASHION LECTURE SERIES

Final Lecture of the Series!

  • 19 Sept: Bring me back a t-shirt: the history of the t-shirt and its role in fashioning the tourist landscape- Sonya de Lazzer

Lectures start at 7:30 pm.
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 fourth Monday 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.

23 Sep  Richard Merritt: William Claus
28 Oct   Linda Fritz: Vanessa Bell
25 Nov  Craig Tallman: Clementine Churchill

 

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.

 

Special Events

September 18 | A KIRK, A KILT & A STRAWBERRY | 7 pm at the NOTL Public Library

A performance in words and song celebrating 225 years of community history at St. Andrew's Church. Written & Directed by Barbara Worthy, featuring Aaron Berger, Laurel Minnes and Edwin Conroy Jr..  Free admission.

Generously funded by the Niagara Region.

September 20, 21, 27 & 28 | THEATRICAL CEMETERY TOURS
Meet the spirits of local residents buried at St. Andrew’s Church.  Tours starts at 6 pm, 7 pm and 8 pm.  Tickets are $12 and must be purchased in advance. Call 905-468-3912 to reserve your tickets.

October 3 & 4 | WALKING TOUR OF THE HERITAGE TRAIL | 5 pm

Come and learn about the history of the Upper Canada Heritage Trail, when the railroad came to town and its impact on the community, and learn about the efforts of the Heritage Trail Committee to construct a 10 km gravel path to York Rd. The walk will begin at John and King St and will follow the trail for 1.5 km to East and West Line and back to Charlotte St. Proceeds will go to the trail committee.  Suggested parking is at the lot on John St. close to Charlotte St. Please dress accordingly. 

Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance by calling the Museum.

 

October 8 | A KIRK, A KILT & A STRAWBERRY | 2 pm at St. Andrew's Church

A performance in words and song celebrating 225 years of community history at St. Andrew's Church. Written & Directed by Barbara Worthy, featuring Aaron Berger, Laurel Minnes and Edwin Conroy Jr..  Free admission.

Generously funded by the Niagara Region.

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

 

 

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