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Niagara-on-the-Lake by Clark Bernat and Joy Ormsby  Capital Years – Historical Society Publication  Niagara-on-the-Lake as a Confederate Refuge  Slavery & Freedom in Niagara by Nancy Butler, Michael Powers and Joy Ormsby  100 Years – 100 Artefacts – The Niagara Historical Society & Museum

Featured Items

The Gift Shop at the Museum carries a wide array of historical books and a selection of reproductions and gift items.  We are always looking for new titles to add to our gift shop that are relevant to the history of Niagara-on-the-Lake or that fit our current exhibitions.

The gifts in the shop consist of historical reproductions, wooden toys, Museum souvenirs and note cards as well as seasonal gift items that are stocked for the summer and at Christmas.

We would be happy to arrange delivery of our gift shop items to you.  Please call for pricing and details.

Some of our most popular books include:

Niagara-on-the-Lake
100 Years – 100 Artefacts – The Niagara Historical Society & Museum
Capital Years – Historical Society Publication
Colonial Justice by David Murray
Disappearing History of Niagara: The Graveyards of a Frontier Township by David F. Hemmings
History of Niagara by Janet Carnochan
Niagara-on-the-Lake by Clark Bernat and Joy Ormsby
Niagara-on-the-Lake by Ron Dale
Old Town Niagara: A History - Friends of Fort George
RJR Shop & Kiln: The Forgotten Story of an Old Town Pottery by Richard and Monica Taylor
St. Mark’s – Persons of Hopeful Piety
St. Mark's Storied Past by Fred Habermehl
Early Architecture of the Town and Township of Niagara – Niagara Foundation/Peter Stokes
Around the Kitchen Table by Margaret Ferguson
From the Mouth of the Lower Niagara River: Stories from Four Historic Communities – various authors
Ghosts of Niagara-on-the-Lake by Maria da Silva and Andrew Hind
Niagara’s Ghosts 2 by Kyle Upton
Niagara-on-the-Lake as a Confederate Refuge
On Common Ground: The Ongoing Story of the Commons in Niagara-on-the-Lake by Richard D. Merritt
The Way it Was by Joe C. Rider

Biographies
Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe by Mary Beacock Fryer
John Graves Simcoe by Mary Beacock Fryer and Christopher Dracott
Mackenzie by John Sewell
Mrs. Simcoe’s Diary
Laura Ingersoll Secord by David F. Hemmings
Laura Secord by Peggy Dymond Leavey
Robert Addison by Donald Combe and Fred Habermehl
Our Ansley Story by Margaret Ansley Ferguson
The House of McFarland by David F. Hemmings

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Children/Young Readers
A Desperate Road to Freedom – Dear Canada Series
A Pioneer Story by Barbara Greenwood
A Rebel’s Daughter – Dear Canada Series
Famous Dead Canadians by Joanne Stanbridge
Joseph Brant (The Canadians Series)
Laura Secord (The Canadians Series)
Orphan at My Door – Dear Canada Series
The Defenders by Robert Livesey & A.G. Smith
The Last Safehouse by Barbara Greenwood
Whispers of War – Dear Canada Series
With Nothing But Our Courage – Dear Canada Series
Bold, Brave and Born to Lead by Mary Beacock Fryer
Brothers Far from Home – Dear Canada Series
Canada on Fire by Jennifer Crump
Documenting the War of 1812 Series
Historic Communities Series – several titles by Bobbie Kalman
The Good Soldier by D.J. Goodspeed
The Loyal Refugees by Robert Livesey & A.G. Smith

Military
A dirty, trifling, piece of business by Gavin K. Watt
Butler’s Rangers by Cruikshank
Dixie & The Dominion: Canada, the Confederacy, and the War of the Union by Adam Mayers
His Majesty's Indian Allies by Robert S. Allen
I am heartily ashamed by Gavin K. Watt
Niagara-on-the-Lake as a Confederate Refuge
Rebellion in the Mohawk Valley by Gavin K. Watt
The Burning of the Valleys: Daring Raids from Canada against the NY Frontier in the Fall of 1780 by Gavin Watt
The Fall of New France by Ron Dale
Annotated Nominal Roll of Butler’s Rangers 1777-1784 by Lt. Col. William A. Smy
D-Day: June Beach by Lance Goddard
Don Troiani’s Soldiers of the American Revolution by James L. Kochan (text) and Don Troiani (art)
Georges Vanier: Soldier by Deborah Cowley
Greatcoats and Glamour Boots by Carolyn Gossage
Haller’s Polish Army in France by Paul S. Valasek
Liberty’s Exiles by Maya Jasanoff

War of 1812
“Documenting the War of 1812” Series: 12 Hours that Saved a Country by Cameron Porteous
A Brilliant Affair by Robert Malcomson
British Generals in the War of 1812 by Wesley Turner
Dragon Rampant by Donald Graves
Fix Bayonets! by Donald Graves
In the Midst of Alarms by Dianne Graves
Invasion of Canada by Ron Dale
Lords of the Lake by Robert Malcomson
Niagara 1814 by Jon Latimer (Osprey Series)
Plunder, Profit and Paroles by George Sheppard
Red Coats and Grey Jackets by Donald Graves
Strange Fatality: The Battle of Stoney Creek, 1813 by James E. Elliot
The Incredible War of 1812 by Hitsman
War of 1812 – The War That Both Sides Won by Wesley Turner
War of 1812 by Carl Benn
Where Right and Glory Lead by Donald Graves
A Matter of Honour by Jonathon Riley
Bold, Brave and Born to Lead by Mary Beacock Fryer
Burying of General Brock by Robert Malcomson
Canada on Fire by Jennifer Crump
Capital in Flames by Robert Malcomson\The War of 1812: Conflict for a Continent by J.C.A. Stagg
Hoping for the Best, Preparing for the Worst by Dorothy Duncan
Laura Ingersoll Secord by David F. Hemmings
Laura Secord (The Canadians Series)
Laura Secord by Peggy Dymond Leavey
Merry Hearts Make Light Days by Donald Graves
Niagara at War, 1812 by Cosmo Condina
Pierre Berton’s War of 1812 (2 combined titles)
Redcoated Ploughboys by Richard Feltoe
The Astonishing General by Wesley Turner
The Battle of Fort George by Ernest Cruikshank
The Battle of Queenston Heights by Robert Malcomson
The Call to Arms by Richard Feltoe
The Civil War of 1812 by Alan Taylor
The Defenders by Robert Livesey & A.G. Smith
The Glengarry Light Infantry 1812-1816 by Winston Johnson
The Good Soldier by D.J. Goodspeed
The Iroquois in the War of 1812 by Carol Benn
Whispers of War – Dear Canada Series

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Immigrants/Home Children
Little Immigrants by Kenneth Bagnell
Nation Builders by Corbett
Orphan at My Door – Dear Canada Series
The Golden Bridge by Marjorie Kohli

Historical Fiction
Palatine Hill by Charlotte Fielden
Brock’s Agent by Tom Taylor
Brock’s Railroad by Tom Taylor
Dreams in the Mist by Barbara Nattress
Settlement by Ann Birch

Black History
Slavery & Freedom in Niagara by Nancy Butler, Michael Powers and Joy Ormsby
A Stolen Life by David & Peter Meyler
Broken Shackles by Peter Meyler
I Came as a Stranger by Bryan Prince
I’ve Got a Home in Glory Land by Karolyn Smardz-Frost
The Last Safehouse by Barbara Greenwood
The Underground Railroad: Next Stop Toronto!
A Desperate Road to Freedom – Dear Canada Series

First Nations
A Wampum Denied by Sandy Antal
Joseph Brant and his World by James W. Paxton
Restoring the Chain of Friendship by Timothy D. Willig
Tecumseh by Jim Poling Sr.
The Canadian Iroquois and the Seven Years’ War by D. Peter MacLeod
The Iroquois in the War of 1812 by Carol Benn

Other
A Heritage of Stone by Nina Chapple
A Short History of Ontario by Dr. Ed Whitcomb
Ontario House Styles by Robert Mikel
Canadians at the Table by Dorothy Duncan
Feasting and Fasting by Dorothy Duncan
From Queenston to Kingston by Ron Brown
In Mixed Company by Julia Roberts
Much to be Done: Private Life in Ontario from Victorian Diaries by Frances Hoffman and Ryan Taylor
Nothing More Comforting by Dorothy Duncan
Steamboats on the Lakes by Maurice D. Smith

Historical reproductions, toys and other gift items include:
Cast Iron Pencil Sharpeners
W. Britain 1812 soldier
Historic Printing Block Cards
Notecards by local Artists/Photographers
Regimental Notecards
Reproduction Shako Plate
Reproductions Buttons
Sir Isaac Brock Action Figure
Heritage toys
Musket ball, cartridge and black powder candy
War of 1812 Bicentennial Souvenirs
Reproduction compasses and pocket watches
Writing sets and quill pens
Mini reproductions cannons
Prints and Maps
China and tea service
Keychains
Tinware - Lanterns and candle holders
A selection of seasonal gift items are also available

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® Image: View of Fort George, Oil on canvass, C. Kreighoff 1823