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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

Online Lectures

August 13 | Barbara Worthy – Virtual Scandal & Gossip Tour of Niagara-on-the-Lake

 

August 20 | John Henry - The Cayuga and her consorts: Remembering those beloved Niagara-to-Toronto steamers

August 27 | Scott Finlay - Ten Things That Will Save Your Life in the Trenches

all presentations start at 4 pm and require registration through Zoom. Email aklassen@nhsm.ca for registration link.

 

Niagara Historical Society 2020 Lecture Series:  All Along the Waterfront

OUR LECTURE SERIES HAS BEEN POSTPONED 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

September 17: 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

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS.

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.

23 Mar  Suzanne Hebert: The Medicis (pt.1)

27 Apr   Linda Fritz:         Somerset Maugham

25 May  Richard Ficek:    Roger Casement

27 Jul    Gus Calderone:   Kim Philby

24 Aug   Michael Clark:    Simon Bolivar (pt.1)

28 Sep   Julian Rance:      Pioneer Aviation:                                               Alcock & Brown

26 Oct    Ron Dale:           Benjamin Lett

23 Nov   Lewis Ford:         Magda Goebbels                                               [& infanticide]

 

 

walking tours of old town

JULY 18 - SEPTEMBER 27, 2020

Saturdays & Sundays at 11 am


Join our guides for a walk through town,

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

Tickets must be pre-purchased online HERE.  Tours are limited to 6 people.

 

Special Events

OCTOBER 24 | 10 AM - 5 PM

Doors Open Niagara-on-the-Lake: Visit several sites of historic and architectural significance in NOTL for free 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 beginning May 1, 2020.  Visit www.niagarapolo.com for more information.

Kid Curators Summer Camp

We have put together some kits for children 7-12 years old to do from home!  To order your kits, visit https://notlmuseumshop.square.site/camp-kits. There is no cost to order, but donations are appreciated to help cover material costs.

CAMP KITS ARE ALL SOLD OUT!!

 

 

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