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events & programmes

The Museum and Society run a variety of events and programs 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, we works hard at being a focal point of culture in Niagara.

Lectures

Niagara Historical Society 2020 Lecture Series:  All Along the Waterfront

OUR LECTURE SERIES HAS BEEN POSTPONED to 2021 DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS. 

Peter Mulcaster | A Railway History of Niagara-on-the-Lake 1854–1959

Tony Chisholm | Marathon swimmers on Lake Ontario

Linda Fritz | Queenston: the Inland Port

David Gilchrist | The Navy Hall Underwater Archaeology Project

Peter Warwick | Launch Today: A Brief History Of Shipbuilding & Boat Building In Niagara

John Henry | The Cayuga and her consorts: Remembering those beloved Niagara-to-Toronto steamers

Terry Boulton | The Sorry Tale of Commercial Fishing in Niagara-on-the-Lake

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

 

FAMOUS & INFAMOUS: People & Events

Planned and organized by David Murray and
Liz Surtees

January - November  |  2 pm
Join us in the gallery for a presentation by a local resident, followed by a lively discussion about people and events from the past.

Seating is limited so please register your spot!

Oct 26 | Ron Dale: Benjamin Lett

Nov 23 | Lewis Ford: Magda Goebbels                           

walking tours of old town

Walking Tours return in spring 2021


Join our guides for a walk through town,

beginning at the gazebo in Queen’s Royal Park.  Tickets are $10 and include Museum admission.

 

Special Events

OCTOBER 24 | (Digital) Doors Open Niagara-on-the-Lake: A virtual tour of several sites of historic and architectural significance in NOTL as part of the province-wide Doors Open Ontario initiative.  More information TBA.

POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER 11, 2021
Niagara Polo:
The Niagara Historical Society's major fundraiser brings the Toronto Polo Club to the Commons for exciting, live polo! General admission, VIP and Lounge tickets available.  Visit www.niagarapolo.com for more information.

 

 

 

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