Opening the  Doors to Dialogue, Railway Tracks and Tombstones, Live History, Family Activity Night and more.
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OPENING THE DOORS TO DIALOGUE

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.

RAILWAY TRACKS AND TOMBSTONES
Sunday May 26th, 2019 1:30pm - 3pm

A picture of Fairview Cemetery.

Join Sherman Zavitz, the City’s Official Historian, for a walk into the past. This tour will focus on the area around Morrison Street, and Stanley Avenue, including a visit to Fairview Cemetery.

All Participants MUST be registered BEFORE event.
Registration to be done here:

http://niagarafalls.maxgalaxycanada.net/Home.aspx

For further information:
905-358-5082
jmilner@niagarafalls.ca

Live History @ The Battle Ground Hotel Museum

May 25 @ 12, 2, 4, & 6pm
May 26 @ 12, 2, & 4pm

$10 per ticket - Must be purchased in advance by calling 905-358-5082 or in person at the Niagara Falls History Museum.
Poster of Live History Event
IN TIME
Lives at Stake. History could be changed. will you be in time?

Explore Niagara history in an interactive theatrical experience like no other! Tour around the historic Battle Ground Hotel Museum while participating in a mystery described as a cross between Downton Abbey and an Escape Room. Work with the characters in this dark drama to uncover a cipher, and discover the past in a whole new way.

Battle Ground Hotel Museum is located at 6137 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls
 

@ 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:


May 2
Family Craft Night @ 6pm


A picture of people in medieval costumes
Get the family together to create a new family crest, using accurate information from the Medieval period to add meaning to your art!


May 9
OHNIA:KARA: An Aspiring Geopark @ 7pm

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Join Darren Platakis, Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, as he shares his dream for the Ohnia:kara Geopark. UNESCO Global Geoparks are grassroots community led projects that must demonstrate broad community engagement and commitment to be UNESCO designated. The Ohnia:kara Aspiring Global Geopark will bring a sense of pride and strengthen our Niagara community identities while educating about the importance of the geology and its impacts on our industry and cultural history through the recognition of the indigenous peoples that call this land home.


May 16
Moccasin Talks: The Great Law of Peace Through the Artist’s Lens @ 7pm
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Raymond Skye, Tuscarora artist, will share what inspired him to create the Great Peace artwork, and how it became a focal point for creating an educational CD-rom explaining the significance of all the imagery contained within the piece. This piece of art led him to be involved in various areas of providing and presenting his work towards First Nations education, and also providing a resource for both native and non-native curriculum studies. He will also touch on how this piece led him to become to become very involved and instrumental in the Landscape of Nations memorial project.


May 23
The Immigrant Life of Author Gerald A. Archambeau @ 7pm

'A struggle to walk with dignity' book cover
Gerald A. Archambeau, author of A Struggle to Walk with Dignity: The True Story of a Jamaica-born Canadian, shares stories of his life, and how his experiences have been shaped by his identities as a mixed-race child in colonial Jamaica, and then as an immigrant to Canada.


May 30
“Our Hope for the Future Lies in Remembering the Past”: Niagara Holocaust Memorials @ 7pm

A picture of Matt Busnello.
Historian Matt Busnello presents “Our Hope for the Future Lies in Remembering the Past”. He aims to shed lights on the efforts that have been made to commemorate the Holocaust in Canada by examining the memorial culture of Jewish communities in Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, and Hamilton; discussing the National Holocaust Memorial in Ottawa; and addressing the future of Holocaust memorials in the Niagara Region, including the soon-to-be-built Holocaust and Jewish Welland Memorial and the efforts of the Chabad Jewish Center of Niagara.

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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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