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.
Our annual lecture series is held on the 3rd Thursday of each month from March to September. Lectures start at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for the general public or free for Niagara Historical Society Members.
Reservations required as seating is limited.
In 2016, we celebrate 120 years of our collection by looking at the foundation of our Society and Museum, other early museums and the importance of collections.
JUNE 16 | SARAH KAUFMAN
Memorial Hall: Niagara's Own Cabinet of Curiosities
JULY 21 | CECILIA MORGAN
Loving History, Loving Niagara: Janet Carnochan, 1839-1926
AUGUST 18 | MICHELLE HAMILTON
Dr. Oronhyatekha: Memory and Legacy
SEPTEMBER 15 | NICHOLAS CLEMENS
ROM Wasn’t Built in a Day
The 2016 Lecture Series is Generously Sponsored by:
FAMOUS & INFAMOUS
January - November | 3rd Sunday at 2 pm
Join us in the gallery each month for a presentation by a local resident, followed by a lively discussion about the life of a famous or infamous person from the past.
June 19: Baldour Steffanson
July 17: Agatha Christie
August 21: Max Aitken [Lord Beaverbrook]
September 18: J.C.R. ‘Lick’ Licklider
October 16: William Hamilton Merritt
November 20: Albert Speer [Part 2]
Programmes & Events
WALKING TOURS OF OLD TOWN
June - September
Join our guides for a walk through town, Saturdays & Sundays at 11 am beginning at the gazebo in Queen’s Royal Park. Tickets are $10 and include Museum admission.
June 3 | FIRST FRIDAYS:
“DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE”
Part of a series of events at 7 different historic sites throughout the Niagara Region. Join us for live music, fun activities, food and drink at a Alice in Wonderland themed party. Admission is $10 in advance or $12 at the door.
To find out more about the FIRST FRIDAYS events across the Niagara Region, click here!
June 6 - July 11:
5 & DIME FILM AND MUSIC SERIES
Outdoor Screenings paired with Live Music at the Niagara Historical Museum
Music starts at 8:45 pm | Movie(s) to follow
$5 donation | Popcorn: 10 cents
Bring your own comfy chair if you wish
Generously funded by
JUNE 6 : D-Day
FILMS: D-Day: An HMCS Haida Commemoration (2014)
Turning Points of History: D-Day Juno Beach
MUSIC: Peter Shea
JUNE 13: Indigenous Issues
FILM: We Were Children (2012)
JUNE 20: Film Noir
FILM: The Hitchhiker (1953)
MUSIC: Music Niagara
JUNE 27: Indie Night
FILMS: The Echoes of Chloe Cooley (2015)
Trail of Life (2014)
Highlights from Niagara Rises, co presented by NIFF
MUSIC: Harrison Kennedy, courtesy of Bravo Niagara
JULY 4: Oh Canada
FILM: Being Canadian (2014)
MUSIC: Shea D Duo
JULY 11: Latin American Night
FILM: Chinese Take-Away (2011)
MUSIC: Max Holten-Anderson
June 15 | SEMINAR: Truth & Reconciliation - Planting the Seeds for Dialogue | 7-9 pm
Understanding the foundational relationship between the settlers and the Indigenous nations of Niagara through historical agreements, contributions and traumas is the first step on the journey towards reconciliation. It is important that we are aware of the true history of the development of this country we all now call home. This workshop will equip us with a greater understanding so that we can fuel the peace that is required to begin reconciliation for ourselves and our descendants.
Registration is $25 and includes a tasting of local indigenous foods, music, open dialogue and education. Space is limited so reserve today!
Facilitators: Kelly Fran Davis & Celeste Smith
Music: Niagara’s Strong Water Women’s Drum Group
July 11 - 15
KID CURATORS Summer Day Camp
August 15 – 19
KID CURATORS Summer Day Camp
Generously Sponsored by:
August 1 | THE PAST IS PRESENT
Historic demonstrations, heritage activities, live music and more! Free admission from 11 am to
September 10 | NIAGARA POLO
The Museum presents “The Sport of Kings” on the Commons! Spectators can enjoy a polo match, entertainment, vendor tent, food and drink and more! General admission is $15. Buy Tickets Here. Visit our home page for details and sponsorship opportunities.
September 23, 24, 30 & October 1 THEATRICAL CEMETERY TOURS
Meet the spirits of local residents buried at St. Mark’s Church. Tours starts at 6 pm, 7 pm and
8 pm. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance.
November 11 | “WE’LL MEET AGAIN”
From the troupe that brought you “Pack Up Your Troubles” comes a WWII tribute. Join in the singing and share in the memories. Tickets are $15; performance starts at 7 pm.