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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:
LGBTQ+ In the City Presents: Justin Preston @ 7pm
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.
Moccasin Talks: The Haldimand Tract and Promises to His Majesty’s Allies @ 7pm
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.
Author Night: R.L. Manson and Tady Saczkowski of “Two Men, One River” @ 7pm
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.
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.