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events & programmes

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.

Lectures

Camp Kosciuszko Lecture Series

Held on the 3rd Thursday of each month from March to September. Lectures start at 7:30 p.m.

This year’s series focuses on the unique story of Camp Kosciuszko, the Polish training camp in NOTL during the First World War.

  • August 16 | CANCELLED. Sorry for the inconvenience.
  • September 20 | Anthony Adamsky - Falcons of Freedom

Tickets are $10 for the general public or free for Niagara Historical Society Members.
Reservations required as seating is limited

Generously Sponsored by:

Geoffrey and Lorraine Joyner

BBA

 

community days

On the third Sunday of each month, we are offering a free community day in appreciation of increased funding from the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Admission is free to the galleries and the popular Famous & Infamous biography series will also be free and open to all.

FAMOUS & INFAMOUS

January - November  |  2 pm
Join us in the gallery for a presentation by a local resident, followed by a lively discussion about the life of a famous or infamous person from the past.

19 AUG: Maria Rye
16 SEPT: Fred Banting
21 OCT: John Stanislaus Joyce
18 NOV: Robert Mondavi

Please note, the dates for the F&I program in 2019 will be changing to the 4th Monday of the month.

 

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.

NOTE: NO TOUR ON SEPT 8, 2018

kid curators camps

Discover history in your community at this week-long day camp for children ages 6-12. Camp runs Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm.  Cost: $125 per child. Space is limited.

Week 2: SOLD OUT
August 13 - 17  | SPY CAMP
Do you have what it takes to be a secret agent? Our super sleuths will learn to develop disguises, make and break codes, go on scavenger hunts and more!

Special Events

August 6 | THE PAST IS PRESENT HERITAGE FESTIVAL | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Historic demonstrations, heritage activities, live music and more! Free admission.

Treasures Sale
Antique Muskets & Firearms Display
Blacksmith, Neil Blythin
Metis Camp, Brian Kon
Niagara Handweavers & Spinners Guild 
Niagara Old Tyme Fiddlers
Heritage Maps by Kathy Thomas
Author Dorothy Walker – history of St. Davids
Banjo Music by  Don Johnson
Mental Floss Sideshow - Cabinet of Curiosities
Niagara Pumphouse - en plein air painting
Heritage Bake Sale
The Go-Go Food Co. Food Truck
Museum exhibits and gift shop

September 8 | NIAGARA POLO
12:00 – 4:00 pm

The Niagara Historical Society & Museum presents “The Sport of Kings” on the Commons!  Spectators can enjoy a live polo match, half time entertainment and divot stomp, vendors and more.  General admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the gate for adults (children under 12 are free).  Free parking available. Visit www.niagarapolo.com for tickets and information.

Note: The Museum will be closed September 8, 2018 while we host Niagara Polo.

September 21, 22, 28 & 29 | THEATRICAL CEMETERY TOURS
Meet the spirits of local residents buried at St. Andrew's cemetery.  Tours starts at 6 pm, 7 pm and 8 pm.  Tickets are $12 and must be purchased in advance.

November 11 | “WE’LL MEET AGAIN”
7:00 pm
A tribute to the First and Second World Wars.  Join in the singing and share in the memories.  Tickets are $15.

November 30 & December 1 | ROTARY HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR
Visit us during the Holiday House Tour and see the main gallery decorated for the season. Hot apple cider is available, purchase tickets for our annual wine hamper raffle and browse the gift shop. Museum admission is Free for all. For information and tickets to the house tour click HERE.

 

 

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