North is Freedom, And We Rise, Health in Space, Coming Out Stories, Wilma, Sparkle and more.
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“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.”

COMING 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.

COMING OUT STORIES: SAINT STONE
December 3, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Coming Out Stories

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.

Saint Stone is a punk/grunge/indie group that screams and shouts about what it’s like for some to live and love in this world. Stone for the first brick thrown at the Stonewall Riots, and Saint for the queer and trans people who were told that they were anything less than transcendent. Join them as they share their personal journeys along with an acoustic performance.

Click on the Link to Register: https://niagarafalls.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2Yqdzz3wQICe4ZK0T1FwTA

 

Wilma
December 10, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wilma: The Story of a Black Canadian. Produced and Directed by Ayo Adewumi

Wilma Morrison, who is regarded as the custodian of Black History in Niagara, tells her story and experiences growing up as an Ontario-born Black Canadian, the discrimination she faced based on her colour and sex, and her efforts to preserve Black History in Niagara Falls. She highlights the struggles of saving the local BME Church and having it designated as a National Heritage Site, and also, the history of early Black settlers in Niagara Falls. Wilma talks about her numerous awards including the Order of Ontario, and her hopes for the future as Canada celebrates her 150th anniversary of Confederation.

To participate, click on the link provided, and input the password. The password will work for exactly 24hrs starting from Dec. 10, 2020 at 7pm. Please do not try to access the film before this time.
 
LINK: https://vimeo.com/195402932
PASSWORD: Wilma 
 

SPARKLE
December 17, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sparkle: Rusty McCarthy and Maja Bannerman. December 17 at 7pm

Rusty McCarthy and Maja Bannerman present SPARKLE, a digital seasonal winter show brimming with magic, romance and music. The duo performs vignettes, skits and songs with aplomb and panache peppered with a pinch or two of humour. Touching down at the City of Niagara Falls Museum near Christmas time they will be sure to bring Sparkle by special delivery to your home; prepare for part kitchen party, part- cabaret!
Video will be released at 7pm on December 17th, click here to watch: Link coming soon 

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:

Niagara Falls Breweries: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk5hO8rWUoE

Shrub Drink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_orko-Prso&list=PLE7KGhrwP1Qckr3BES175clIl9yHvVtRA&index=2

Log Hauling Wheels: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0gVAdCBHuM&list=PLE7KGhrwP1Qckr3BES175clIl9yHvVtRA

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