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STAMFORD PARK: RACING AT THE FALLS

An old photograph of Stamford Park.Another old picture of Stamford Park grandstand.
 

The opening of the expanded Niagara Falls History Museum has provided us with new stories to tell about living in Niagara Falls, and we get plenty of questions from visitors about what they're seeing in the Museum. One such topic is Stamford Park, the race track in the west end of the city.

Horse racing has been a popular sport in Niagara since the officers at the garrison at Fort George began to show off their horses and their riding abilities on the commons at Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake). Most of the towns and villages in Niagara boasted a track at one time or another. Niagara Falls' own Stamford Park began in 1922 when sports enthusiasts P. G. Demetre and Thomas Duggan purchased 74 hectares (182 acres) of farmland bound by the Canadian National Railway tracks on the South, Montrose Road on the west, and Woodbine Road on the north. At the time, the Park was outside the City in the old Stamford Township.


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Stamford Race Track

@ 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:


January 3
LGBTQ+ In The City Presents: Coming-Out Stories @ 7pm
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LGBTQ+ activists Falynn Shaw and Patrick Alexander host an event for the LGBTQ+ and straight communities alike. Both Falynn and Patrick will share their personal coming-out stories. The talk begins at 7pm, and light refreshments will be served afterwards.


January 10
Community Yoga @ 7pm

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Join Shine On Yoga for a FREE community yoga class. Relaxing hatha yoga class, geared toward reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep quality and maintaining or re-gaining your health. No yoga experience necessary.  Wear comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle and a yoga mat if you have one. Recommended for ages 16 and up.  20 Participants max, please come early to ensure a spot!


January 17
Community Yoga @ 7pm

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Join Shine On Yoga for a FREE community yoga class. Relaxing hatha yoga class, geared toward reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep quality and maintaining or re-gaining your health. No yoga experience necessary.  Wear comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle and a yoga mat if you have one. Recommended for ages 16 and up.  20 Participants max, please come early to ensure a spot!


January 24
The Great Canadian Historical Songbook @ 7pm

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Join local musicians Aaron Berger, Laurel Minnes, Juliet Dunn, Adrienne Smoke, and Joe Lapinski as they bring history alive with songs and words that tell local stories. Their setlist includes stories of Indigenous and Black history, unsung heroes, smugglers and daredevils, and inventors who changed the world!


January 31
Winter Film Series @ 7pm
Picture of actor Robert Redford.

THE CANDIDATE (Michael Ritchie, 1972) 110 mins
Rated PG Robert Redford gives a virtuoso performance as a candidate for the US Senate, tested by a political system of compromised ideals and the traps of fame. Co-starring Peter Boyle and Melvyn Douglas. Awards: Oscar, Best Writing/Story/Screenplay.
 

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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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