Opening the  Doors to Dialogue, Awakening Metis Culture though Art, Fall Film Series, Community Yoga and more.
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OPENING THE DOORS TO DIALOGUE

MAY 11, 2019 - JANUARY 5, 2020

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In this exhibition, Cayuga artist Sam Thomas examines the dark legacy of the Canadian Indian Residential school system. Working alongside survivors and their families, Thomas sheds light on what happened behind the doors of these church-run, government-funded institutions.

Drummond Hill Cemetery Tours
6110 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, ON
October 18, 19, 25, 26 @ 7 & 8pm

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These tours offer a unique opportunity to discover Niagara Falls through a night-time visit to one of the most historic cemeteries in Canada. Led by a costumed guide, the human drama unfolds as you wander the grounds and happen upon theatrical performances that provide a glimpse into the lives of some of the people from our City’s history.
Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling the museum; rain or shine and they are non-refundable. Ticket price $12 per person.
https://niagarafallsmuseums.ca/events/cemetery-tours

Awakening Metis Culture Through Art
November 23 @ 1-5pm
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This presentation/workshop includes a discussion of the Metis people of Canada -- both past and present. In addition to sharing his culture, local Metis Artist Brian Kon will provide participants with a hands-on experience of creating their own dot art painting based on the beadwork of the Metis. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Brian Kon is an internationally recognized visual artist from the Metis Community.  Originally from the Métis homeland of the Red River Settlement, Brian now lives in Niagara Falls, ON.  His style of art is called Dot Art (Bead Art Painting); which is a modern version of traditional beadwork created by Metis people. Painting with the tip of a feather, each "bead" is applied as a single dot of paint to create the images in his art.  Many of the designs in Brian's paintings can be traced to beadwork found on historic clothing and possessions of Metis people.

$15 per person | Please pre-register in person at the Museum, or by calling 905-358-5082

@ 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

October 3
Community Yoga Series @ 7pm 

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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!


October 10
Road Movies: Fall Film Series @ 6:45pm

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SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS (Preston Sturges, 1941) 91 mins
Rated PG Adventure comedy. A successful movie director disguised as a hobo jumps rails and sleeps in boxcars on a journey to learn more about the downtrodden. With Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake. Awards: One of the top 10 films of 1942.


October 17
Community Yoga Series @ 7pm 

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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!


October 24
Road Movies: Fall Film Series @ 6:45pm

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THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT (Raoul Walsh, 1940) 95 mins
Rated PG Noir drama. “The kind of movie that makes movie buffs movie buffs”. Two brothers struggle in the long-haul trucking business. Starring two of Hollywood’s best tough guys, George Raft and Humphrey Bogart, with Ann Sheridan playing a witty waitress, and Ida Lupino, a scheming wife.



October 31
Community Yoga Series @ 7pm 

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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!
 

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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 2019 educational program offerings 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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