Niagara Falls History Museum Reopens to the Public
Niagara Falls, ON – It’s time to reopen the doors of Niagara Falls History Museum! Effective Tuesday, July 21, 2020, the new hours of operation for the Museum will be Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Museum strives to offer the same exciting and informative experience as it has in the past. “We may have removed the interactive exhibits from the galleries,” says Clark Bernat, Museums Manager, “however, we’ve added QR code stations with short videos created by our team to further enhance your experience and allow you to delve deeper into the Niagara Falls story.”
For everyone’s safety, additional protocols are in place. Before entering the museum, visitors will be asked questions to ensure they are healthy, and to provide details for contact tracing. “Safety comes first, so we set a route through the galleries to ensure that no one misses anything and separate groups are able to maintain physical distancing”, states Bernat. Hand sanitizer is available throughout and visitors are encouraged to make use of their own personal protection equipment. The Museum gift shop is open and staff is on hand to assist with the handling of items or to answer questions, with debit, credit or cash accepted.
As the Province of Ontario progresses through its phased reopening, it is anticipated that the Niagara Falls History Museum hours of operation will be expanded in a safe, gradual manner. Battle Ground Hotel Museum, and Willoughby Historical Museum will remain closed however, and tours of the Lundy’s Lane National Historic Site are suspended for 2020.
City of Niagara Falls Museums have been closed to the public for almost four months due to the pandemic, but that has not stopped Museum staff from hosting plenty of virtual events in the meantime. This includes a new virtual exhibit entitled Empathic Traditions: Niagara’s Indigenous Legacy www.empathictraditions.ca. As well, a collection of short videos concerning various artefacts and stories from Niagara’s past is now available on the Museum @ Home page, together with podcasts, colouring pages, NOT @ The Museum Thursday Night webinars, Zoom events and much more.
As always, Niagara Falls Museum staff are here to help to maintain a clean, safe and enjoyable experience for all. Please continue to follow activities on social media and subscribe to the Museums’ e-newsletter to stay on top of NOT @ The Museum Thursday Night offerings.
For more information, contact:
City of Niagara Falls Culture & Museum Manager