Poppy Project, Videos from Museum Youtube page and more.
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Special Announcement:

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Niagara Falls History Museum remains closed until further notice. 


The Poppy Project 

Picture of Poppies on a wall

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.

  • May 26, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • June 23, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • July 28, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • 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:


Here are a few things from the Museums Youtube page:

We have compiled videos of the walking tours conducted by Sherman Zavitz over the years.  You can find them on our Youtube channel.  Some aren’t the highest of quality but they still are a great way to learn about the city.  We will start you with the “Brisk, Busy and Lively Town” tour of Queen Street.  Check out others on the page.

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The museum has acquired oral histories of Willoughby and Chippawa over the years.  We put out two completed videos of some of these conversations.  You can check out “History Talks” from 2015.  This interview was intended to capture some of the stories of Willoughby & Chippawa, communities within the City of Niagara Falls.  We sat down with Emma Chambers, Don Ede and Gary Gunning to discuss their memories.

This is the second oral history project was produced in 2016, this interview was intended to capture some of the stories of Willoughby & Chippawa, communities within the City of Niagara Falls. We sat down with Gail Wincott, née Gunning and Frank B. Leslie.


Below are links to some historical videos from Youtube and Podcasts:


Crash Course: The War of 1812 US History #11: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMXqg2PKJZU
History video by author John Green discusses the War of 1812 from the US perspective.

Crash Course World History Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBDA2E52FB1EF80C9
A general but extensive world history playlist presented by author John Green.

Crash Course World History Part 2 Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtNjasccl-WajpONGX3zoY4M
The second part of the former playlist. An extensive general history, examines what wasn't covered before


Cool Canadian History: Who Won the War of 1812?: https://coolcanadianhistory.com/2018/05/27/s3e19-who-won-the-war-of-1812/
Discusses the War of 1812 from a Canadian view. Pretty comprehensive.

Cool Canadian History: Behind Barbed Wire: Ukrainian Internment During the First World War: https://coolcanadianhistory.com/2018/01/07/s3e9-behind-barbed-wire-ukrainian-internment-during-the-first-world-war/
Thought we might want to share as the Niagara Falls Armoury was used for the internment. 

The Great Canadian Historical Songbook Red Hill : https://anchor.fm/canadian-songbook/episodes/Episode-6-Red-Hill--Man-of-the-River-e38h0m/a-aalvf1

The Great Canadian Historical Songbook Samuel Zimmerman: https://anchor.fm/canadian-songbook/episodes/Episode-2-Samuel-Zimmerman--Train-Baron-e38gk6

Link to our Niagara Note on the subject as well: https://niagarafallsmuseums.ca/discover-our-history/history-notes/zimmerman.aspx


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