Poppy Project, Curator's Talk, Online Touch Tour, Fire Station Virtual Tour, Coming Out Stories and more.
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Special Announcement:

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The Niagara Falls History Museum has reopened with limited hours.

The Poppy Project 

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The Poppy Project is a collaborative community art project by the Niagara Falls History Museum in conjunction with Stick'N Needles Guild. The Museum needs your help to create a large scale installation of knit and crochet poppies to drape over the exterior of the Museum for Remembrance Day. The public is asked to create these poppies at home or at the Museum at regularly scheduled events throughout 2020.

  • August 25, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • September 22, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Members of the Stick’N Needles Guild will be on hand to help participants with the poppy patterns. Coffee, tea and yarn will be provided at these events, but please bring your own needles or hook if you have them.

For more details, click on the link below:
https://niagarafallsmuseums.ca/events/the-poppy-project

Curator’s Talk: Thomas Barnett and Niagara’s Early Museum History

August 6 @7pm 

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Join Curator, Suzanne Moase as she shares the story of Niagara’s first museum. Learn more about this early collection and how the Niagara Falls History Museum is now the custodian of some of its most interesting pieces. Join in on our Facebook page or YouTube channel. This is a prerecorded presentation. No registration required.
YouTube Link will go live on August 6th @7pm

Touch Tour: Museum Collection Behind-the-Scenes
August 13 @ 7pm 

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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 (virtually) hands on with the museum collection. Understand what the museums collect and why. Learn stories behind some rarely seen artefacts and share your own insights. Join in on our Facebook page or YouTube channel. This is a prerecorded presentation. No registration required.
YouTube Link will go live on August 13th @7pm

NOT@the Museum for KIDS: Fire Station Tour 
August 20 @ 2pm 

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Join us Thursday August 20th for a LIVE kid’s event online with the Museum and Niagara Falls Fire Department. We start the event off with a pre-recorded behind the scenes tour of Fire Station One, then we’ll have a LIVE Q&A with local fire fighter Ron Massolin. You don’t want to miss the chance to see some amazing trucks and learn how fire fighters keep us safe!
Click on the link to join meeting: https://niagarafalls.zoom.us/j/94546575895
 

Coming Out Stories: Alice Rose 
August 27 @ 7pm 

A portrait of Alice Rose.

Join Falynn Shaw as she hosts a series of events for LGBTQ+ and straight communities alike. Each night will feature a different special guest to share their personal coming-out story. Come be a part of these much needed conversations in the Niagara Region. All are welcome.

Alice Rose is a Toronto comic who uses her time on the stage to reach out and bring awareness to the trans community. You may recognize her from CTV Your Morning or Netflix's Designated Survivor. A storyteller at heart, Alice combines introspective personal narratives with larger observations to create an intimate comedy experience. Alice will be sharing her stories about coming out, her journey to become her true self, and life on the stage.

Click on the link to register: https://niagarafalls.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mxIIoPTOTKKwVRm6jbOSvg
 

History@Home: Bringing the Museum to you.

Since you are unable to visit the museum right now, 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:

Karel Soucek: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0JZ9bXz2fQ

Water Pumper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpUwK553_jw

Sir Gordon Drummond: hhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0MfWVFYeN4&list=UUIHJXyiXFg1puNmKcc1i1BQ

Janet Cooper's Wedding Dress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6VK34tdTlk&list=UUIHJXyiXFg1puNmKcc1i1BQ&index=13

Tuscarora Beaded Purse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgM9WcdyulU&list=UUIHJXyiXFg1puNmKcc1i1BQ&index=9

Battle of Lundy's Lane Commemoration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkOfetAE8Pc

William Dalton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNGEMfA7_kU

 

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