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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.



Thanks to all of our 2019 speakers for a great series.  Stay tuned for the 2020 series line up in January!

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


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: People & Events

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.

27 Jan  David Sydor:       Louis Armstrong

24 Feb  Peter Kemball:    Harry Nyquist

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

27 Apr   Linda Fritz:         Somerset Maugham

25 May  Richard Ficek:    Roger Casement

22 Jun   David Aurandt:    Col. Sam                                                           McLaughlin (pt.2)

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

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

The Museum is one of the stops on Niagara-on-the-Lake's annual holiday house tour. Come enjoy our holiday decorations, shop the gift shop for someone on your holiday list, sip some hot apple cider and enjoy the exhibits. For tickets to the Rotary Holiday House Tour click HERE.  Museum admission is free for all during this event.

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