North is Freedom, And We Rise, Health in Space, Symbols and Stories in Stone, Touch Tour, Winter Film Series and more.
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Museum Closure

Due to the current provincial lockdown, the Museum will be closed until January 26, 2021. However, you can join us online for our virtual programs.


 

Closing soon!

“North is Freedom” Exhibition accompanied by “And We Rise”

September 26, 2020 – January 10, 2021


North is Freedom
A Picture of Wilma Morrison
North is Freedom, a photographic exhibition created by celebrated photographer Yuri Dojc, will run in the Ontario Power Generation Gallery starting September 26, 2020 until January 10, 2021. Dojc describes this exhibit as a “photographic journey celebrating the descendants of freedom-seekers who escaped slavery in the United States in the years before the American Civil War”. Dojc is best known for his observational approach to the past. In North is Freedom, his work illustrates the capacity of art to convey a narrative that continues to touch us, now and into the future.


And We Rise
And We Rise - An exhibition that takes you to the day Niagara Falls United in a peaceful demonstration to break the banners of systemic racism. Sept. 26 -Jan. 10, JusticeForBlackLives
And We Rise, an exhibition co-created with Justice 4 Black Lives founder, Sherri Darlene, will run simultaneously in the Ontario Power Generation Gallery. Through the use of images and artefacts, this exhibition marks a historic day in our City, when more than 4000 people came together on June 6, 2020 for a peaceful demonstration to help break the barriers of systemic racism.


Museum Curator, Suzanne Moase states, “These two exhibitions shed a light on where we have been and where we need to go. Black history is a part of our shared past, we must reflect on and understand.  With this understanding comes a perspective on why the Justice 4 Black Lives and other movements started up in 2020 and may be seen as a defining moment of our time.”

Opening soon!

Health In Space: Daring to Explore

Jan 23 - April 18, 2021
Health in Space: Daring to Explore. A travelling exhibition . Jan 23 - April 18, 2021

An exhibition that explores how gravity, radiation, and isolation all pose unique health challenges for astronauts living and working in space. Come see authentic artifacts and learn about David Saint-Jacques’ mission to the International Space Station.

Winter Film Series @ Home
Newshounds on Screen: Journalism at Stake
Winter Film Series at Home. Newshounds on Screen: Journalism at stake. "Movie Matters" Talk with Joan Nicks.

Below is a link to the full line up for our Winter Film Series @ Home put together by Joan Nicks:

 https://niagarafallsmuseums.ca/pdf/newshounds-on-screen-winter-2021-program-v2.pdf

 

SYMBOLS & STORIES IN STONE:
PART ONE

January 7, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Symbols and Stories in Stone: Museum Talk Part 1. Dr. Adam Montgomery on Fairview Cemetery. Join us on January 7 at 7pm on our Facebook and Youtube Channels

Since its establishment in 1883, Fairview Cemetery in Niagara Falls has gradually grown to stretch across over 77 acres of land. As the resting place of many Niagarans both prominent and “common”, it’s one of the Region’s best places to learn about local, regional, and national histories. Join the Niagara Falls Museum and historian Adam Montgomery for part one of a two-part series as we explore some of the most interesting stones and stories Fairview holds.
Video will be released at 7pm on January 7, 2021 
Click here to watch: https://youtu.be/7LLog46PHT4

SYMBOLS & STORIES IN STONE: 
PART TWO

January 14, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Symbols and Stories in Stone: Museum Talk Part 2. Dr. Adam Montgomery on Fairview Cemetery. Join us on January 7 at 7pm on our Facebook and Youtube Channels

Part two of our series on Fairview Cemetery in Niagara Falls continues our journey with the Niagara Falls Museum and historian Adam Montgomery. In this video, we explore more of the interesting people, organizations, and stories commemorated through the cemetery’s thousands of monuments.
Video will be released at 7pm on January 14,  2021
Click here to watch: https://youtu.be/UJnXD-JPZQI 

TOUCH TOUR: MUSEUM COLLECTION BEHIND-THE-SCENES
January 21, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Online Touch Tour: Museum Collection Behind-the-scenes by Sara Byers. Join us on January 21, 2021 at 7pm on our Facebook and Youtube Channels

Join Assistant Curator, Sara Byers as she takes you behind the scenes at the Niagara Falls History Museum. Explore the artefact storage room and get hands on with the museum collection. Understand how artefacts are brought into the museum collection and learn stories behind some new and rarely seen artefacts.
 
Video will be released at 7pm on January 21, 2021
Click here to watch: https://youtu.be/NorP-56cnwg

WINTER FILM SERIES: NEWSHOUNDS ON SCREEN – JOURNALISM AT STAKE
January 28, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Winter Film Series at Home. Newshounds on Screen: Journalism at stake. "Movie Matters" Talk with Joan Nicks.

His Girl Friday (Howard Hanks, 1940, 1 hr/32 mins.) Rated PG
Screwball comedy: Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) navigates a male newsroom, banters with a clever editor (Cary Grant), and chases a serious story. 
Options for Viewing: Prime Video Streaming Service, CTV Movies App (Free) St. Catharines Public Library Loan, Rent on Apple TV ($4.99)
Link to Movie Matters Talk (video will drop on January 28 @ 7pm): https://youtu.be/SZn-pj06jmc

History@Home: Bringing the Museum to you.

For those still hesitant to visit the museum in person, we have decided to bring the museum to you. Here are links to some new videos on our Youtube channel, designed to tell you more about some of the artifacts in our collection and the history of our famous City. Click on the links below to enjoy the videos:

Border Crossing Celebration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKuTM7Gu1eA&list=PLE7KGhrwP1Qckr3BES175clIl9yHvVtRA

Celebrating the holidays with the Collection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNCeXk8U-6o&list=PLE7KGhrwP1Qckr3BES175clIl9yHvVtRA&index=2

Thorburn's Pharmacy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUaRuLUi64U&list=PLE7KGhrwP1Qckr3BES175clIl9yHvVtRA&index=3

Ray Corry Bond: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdltTzJb94w&list=PLE7KGhrwP1Qckr3BES175clIl9yHvVtRA&index=4

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