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The Society runs a variety of events to provide entertaining and educational activities for the residents and visitors of Niagara-on-the-Lake.  From quality lectures to musical performances in the galleries, the Society works hard at being a focal point of culture in Niagara.


Join us every third Thursday of the month at 7:30PM for our First World War Lecture Series. TICKETS: $10.00 or free for Niagara Historical Society Members. Call to reserve; seating is limited.

August 21: Every Picture Tells a Story: Studying Photographs of Canadian Soldiers during the Great War, 1914-1918 by David Webb ** David is encouraging attendees to bring in Great War military photos from your own collections to be identified.

September 18: Witnesses to History: Canada’s War Art by Dr. Laura Brandon, Acting Director, Research, Canadian War Museum

A huge thank you to our generous sponsors:

Geoffrey and Lorraine Joyner


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Programmes & Events

A Garden Party on the Eve of the Great War: Commemorating the Declaration of the First World War, Saturday July 26, 2014

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Fort George National Historic Site. Join us for an early 20th Century style garden party to commemorate the declaration of the Great War! Come in your best Downton Abbey attire for an evening of games, food & merriment! See our POSTER here!

Cost: $35.00/ ticket.
Proceeds from this event will help to support the Niagara Historical Society & Museum, The Friends of Fort George & Parks Canada.

Call the Museum: 905-468-3912 or the Friends of Fort George: 905-468-6621 for more information.


The Past is Present: A heritage festival, August 4:

Artisans, gourmet food, demonstrations and more! Free admission from 11 am to 4 pm.

Find details here.

Historical Walking Tours of Niagara-on-the-Lake

In June on Saturdays at 11 am and July to September on Saturdays and Sundays at 11AM. Tours town begin at the gazebo in Queen’s Royal Park. Your stroll will end at the Niagara Historical Museum where you receive free admission with your ticket. Tickets are $10.


A Walk Through History: Theatrical Cemetery Tours, September 19, 20, 26 &27

Cemetery Tours

Hear stories from the spirits buried at St. Mark’s.  Tickets $10.  Tours start at 6 pm, 7 pm and 8 pm.  Tickets sell out fast so please reserve in advance.

Call the Niagara Historical Museum for tickets and information.

MUSEUM FAIRE at the Agora-on-the-Commons, October 5th, 2014

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm enjoy entertainment, food and fun at the Museum Faire at the Agora-on-the-Commons.

The entertainment: “The Liar’s Club”
Vote for the “celebrity” panelist you think is telling the truth about an unusual object and be eligible to win a fabulous prize! Five rounds and five chances to win.

The food:
A fabulous gourmet selection from some of Niagara’s best chefs. Also included in your ticket is one glass of premium wine.

The fun:
Silent auction, 50/50 draw, musical entertainment, and a chance to experience Parks Canada’s new Agora on the Common!

Cost: $50.00/per ticket
Proceeds from the evening will go to the Niagara Historical Society & Museum.

Call the Niagara Historical Museum for tickets and information.

This event is SPONSORED BY:

Palatine Hills Estate
Nina Gelateria
Simpson's Pharmacy

The Phoenix Soiree, December 6th

Details to come!


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