World War Women Exhibition, Family Day, Winter Film Series, Community Yoga and more.
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WORLD WAR WOMEN

January 25 - April 19, 2020

World War Women Poster

This travelling exhibition focuses on the experiences of Canadian Women during the First and Second World Wars. Through five themes, World War Women shares personal stories of the women whose lives were transformed by the conflict.

Family Fun Day @ the Museum
February 17 @ 10am-4pm | FREE Admission

A group of children on family day
Spend Family Day exploring biodiversity and habitat conservation @ the Museum! Join the Earth Rangers for live animal shows at: 11am, 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm. This unique and up-close encounter with their animal ambassadors will leave you educated and inspired to help protect animals in the wild. Sponsored by Ontario Power Generation.
Other activities include scavenger hunts, crafts, FREE family portraits and three galleries full of artefacts that explore our local history!  

ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOVERIES: 
THE BROWN BROTHERS

A copy of the signature of the Brown brothers.

In 1846, brothers Joseph (1820-1907) and Richard Brown (1822-1892) from Vaughan, Ontario, paid a visit to the Niagara Falls Museum..

Joseph and Richard were the only sons of James and Susannah Brown. James had been an early settler to the small, unincorporated community of Edgeley (part of Vaughan), moving there around 1800. The Browns were typical Edgeley residents- Pennsylvania German Mennonite farmers from Somerset, Pennsylvania. James was remembered in an 1885 biography as, “a man much esteemed by his neighbours, and was ever ready to bring his experience to bear in assisting new settlers in their difficulties.”

When they visited Niagara Falls in 1846, Joseph was 26 and Richard was 24. Both were married; Joseph to Catherine Burkholder, and Richard to Rebecca Burkholder (no known relation), and each had two children. Both went on to have large families which they raised on farms very close to one another. In fact, in the 1846 Toronto city and district directory, both were listed as living on Concession 5 Lot 2, which had previously belonged to their father (Joseph later moved to Lot 3). Raised Mennonite, the brothers converted to the Wesleyan Methodist church fairly early in life. Both men were considered conservative.


For the concluding part of this story, click the link below:

The Brown Brothers

@ 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:


February 6
Trivia Night @ 5-9pm
Trivia night
How much useless trivia do you know?  Useless facts are always full of odd surprises.  Come waste a Thursday Night @ The Museum with a fun evening of laughter and random trivia!


February 13
For Love of Country and Men: Woman at War - Winter Film Series @ 6:45 
Picture of a soldier and a lady.

WATERLOO BRIDGE (Mervyn LeRoy 1940, US) 1hr/48 mins. 
Rated PG Drama/romance set in WW I. A whirlwind courtship between a ballet dancer and a young British officer takes a desperate turn when she thinks he’s been killed and descends into a world of prostitution. With Vivien Leigh in her first role since Gone with the Wind (1939) and Hollywood leading man, Robert Taylor.


February 20
Community Yoga Series @ 7pm 
Picture of a Yoga class

Join Shine On Yoga for a FREE community yoga class. Relaxing hatha yoga class, geared toward reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep quality and maintaining or re-gaining your health. No yoga experience necessary.  Wear comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle and a yoga mat if you have one. Recommended for ages 16 and up.  20 Participants max, please come early to ensure a spot!


February 27
For Love of Country and Men: Woman at War - Winter Film Series @ 6:45 

Picture of two ladies.
MILLIONS LIKE US (Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder 1943, UK) 1hr/43 mins.
Rated PG Drama. Famous British actresses play women conscripted into industrial factory work during WW II. This morale-boosting propaganda film stands today as a record of Britain’s war effort at home and women’s fashion tastes of the period. Digitally restored print. 
 

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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 2020 Educational Programmes  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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