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The Museum has three main exhibitions spaces.  The High School and Link Building contains our permanent exhibition, “Our Story”. The Lower Level of Memorial Hall is our temporary exhibition room.  In this area we change the exhibitions twice a year to provide interesting exhibitions that are relevant to the residents of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The Upper Level of Memorial Hall is the “Janet Carnochan Gallery,” a space that allows us to showcase different artefacts in the collection and that is changed on a regular basis.
Check out our past exhibitions section to learn more about the exhibitions and Niagara’s history.


Virtual Exhibitions

Google Arts & Culture

We are on Google Arts & Culture! Click HERE to check out our online exhibits.

Memories of Niagara

A joint project between the Niagara Historical Society and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library, this online exhibit features the stories of individuals who have lived in the Town and Township of Niagara-on-the-Lake since the early 1900s. Click HERE to learn more about what it was like to live in Niagara before the 1970s through these informative oral history recordings.

Niagara on the Eve of War

A database that explores life in Niagara (Niagara-on-the-Lake) just prior to the War of 1812 through the knowledge of property owners and the war loss compensation claims which describe their homes both inside and out! Check out who was living in our Town just prior to its burning on December 10th, 1813. Click HERE to start learning more!

1812 History

A collaborative directory of archives, artefacts and other significant collections related to the War of 1812.

1812 History

Explore the War of 1812 through firsthand accounts, artifacts and primary source materials... 1812 History


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