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:
Family Craft Night @ 6pm
Get the family together to create a new family crest, using accurate information from the Medieval period to add meaning to your art!
OHNIA:KARA: An Aspiring Geopark @ 7pm
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.
Moccasin Talks: The Great Law of Peace Through the Artist’s Lens @ 7pm
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.
The Immigrant Life of Author Gerald A. Archambeau @ 7pm
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.
“Our Hope for the Future Lies in Remembering the Past”: Niagara Holocaust Memorials @ 7pm
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.