Opening the  Doors to Dialogue, Railway Tracks and Tombstones, Live History, Family Activity Night and more.
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MAY 11, 2019 - JANUARY 5, 2020

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In this exhibition, Cayuga artist Sam Thomas examines the dark legacy of the Canadian Indian Residential school system.  Work alongside survivors and their families, Thomas sheds light on what happened behind the doors of these church-run, government-funded institutions.

Niagara Storywalks®
Fridays - Sundays, May 17 -  August 25, 2019
Redmond Heights beside the Battle Ground Hotel Museum

Picture of an old kitchen.

A StoryWalk® is an opportunity for children to experience reading a book while walking through a park, trail or neighborhood. StoryWalks® promote literacy and outdoor physical activity. Additionally, they foster community involvement and parent engagement. Children of all ages may experience a StoryWalk® with family members or caregivers by following an outdoor path of large, laminated pages from an illustrated story. The pages also contain questions and reading cues to encourage discussion, predictions and to strengthen children’s emergent literacy development. The Niagara Falls History Museum will be installing three separate stories over the summer at the Redmond Heights located beside the Battle Ground Hotel Museum (6137 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls, ON). Stories include If You Plant a Seed (May 17-June 23), Stella, Fairy of the Forest (June 28-July 28), and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (August 2-25). Join staff at the Museum for crafts following your StoryWalk®.

StoryWalk® Installation Kits in the Niagara Region are provided by Niagara Children’s Planning Council, with leadership provided through the Families are Strong, Stable and Connected Pillar and the Niagara Falls Public Library.

@ the Museum Thursday Nights


Free Admission every Thursday night from 5 - 9 p.m. Make us a habit. 

There is always something going on Thursday Nights

The Niagara Falls History Museum is open until 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays and provides free access to the galleries and a variety of programmes for all ages.  This month’s programmes include:

June 6
LGBTQ+ In the City Presents: Justin Preston @ 7pm

Rise Against Bullying
LGBTQ+ activists Falynn Shaw and Patrick Alexander host Justin Preston, founder of Rise Against Bullying and National Ambassador for Kids Help Phone, for an evening of story-telling during Pride Month. The talk begins at 7pm, and all are welcome.

June 13
Moccasin Talks: The Haldimand Tract and Promises to His Majesty’s Allies  @ 7pm
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Phil Monture (Mohawk, from Six Nations of the Grand River) draws upon his experiences as the Director of Land Claims Research Office at the Six Nations of the Grand River reserve to share information and stories about current and past land claims issues. He was the principal architect of the ongoing 1995 litigation against Canada and Ontario for an accounting of all Six Nations Lands, resources, and assets supposedly held and managed on Six Nations’ behalf by the Crown. Specifically, Mr. Monture will highlight the issues surrounding the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations.

June 20
Author Night: R.L. Manson and Tady Saczkowski of “Two Men, One River” @ 7pm

Two Men One River Book cover
Two Men, One River takes the reader back a century in the Niagara Region – the way it really was – and tells a story of the way things might have turned out with the absolute unbridling of Nikola Tesla, Sir Adam Beck, and King Camp Gillette by two very ambitious but completely opposite businessmen. Bob Manson (author) is a retired professional engineer who worked in aviation for 35 years, and Tady Saczkowski (researcher) is a Brock University graduate who retired early to spend more time exploring the Region and researching its rich history. Bob and Tady will be speaking about their book: the real-life 1918 Niagara settings and historical figures, the premise of the story, how the project began, and the extensive research that was involved.

June 27
Community Art Project @ 7pm

Come work with local Indigenous beadwork artist Sam Thomas to create this year’s community art project which will be unveiled at Niagara Falls Night of Art on September 19. Visitors, with the help of Thomas, will produce strings of beads that will be Thomas is a member of the Lower Cayuga Band of the Iroquois Nation and endeavors to break down cultural divisions through sharing knowledge and the arts. He has led collaborative beading workshops involving over 800 people across two continents, as well as cross-cultural initiatives with East African beadwork artists.

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The Insiders

Also on Thursday nights, when you visit the Museum, you might run across one of our new crew of volunteers. These individuals have worked with us on coming up with a new perspective on looking at our history. There will be new people out each week, so make it a habit of stopping by.

Become a Member

Museum membership is inexpensive and an affordable way to find out about our community. Your membership gets you free admission to the Museum and current edition of our publication “Circa”, which is filled with great articles on local history. Past editions are also available for sale in our Gift Shop.

  • Individual Membership - $15
  • Family Membership - $25
For more information on other benefits, call the museum at 905-358-5082

Educational Programs

The Museum has released the 2019 educational program offerings for teachers. There are a few new programs that fit the Ontario Curriculum as well as Museum and Battlefield tours.

We are also excited to be working with Niagara Falls Transit on offering free bus transportation to elementary school children.
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