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Our Exhibitions

Making Her Mark
Temporary Exhibition

Making Her Mark

The Women of Niagara-on-the-Lake

October 28, 2020 - October 24, 2021
This exhibit explores everyday stories of courageous environmentalists, heritage activists, artists, scientists, war heroes, teachers, matriarchs, politicians, and professionals. These women, who have made their mark on our community, range from our early history to the most recent passing of significant influencers in 2020.
outdoor installation

the notl poppy project

November 1 - 12, 2021
Inspired by the Niagara Falls History Museum's installation in 2020, thousands of crochetted, knitted and facric poppies will adorn the Museum building and grounds in a display of Remembrance. The poppies were hand-made by volunteers from across the Niagara Region and the installation was created by Museum staff and volunteers along with help from Davey Tree Expert Company and sponsorship from the St. David Lion's Club. 
Our Story
Making Her Mark

photographic memory

Niagara-on-the-Lake from 1945 - 1985

November 7, 2021 - April 30, 2022
Today, our community is rich in heritage and culture, and our wine and tender fruit industries draw tourists from around the world. But Niagara-on-the-Lake has changed a lot since the 1980s. This exhibition explores photographs and memories of our community from 1945-1985, during a period when Niagara-on-the-Lake was described as “a quiet little”. It was a place where kids would go to the local store for penny candy, milk and bread were delivered, and the town had its own barbershops, shoemaker, and coal companies. Even if you didn’t grow up in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the photographs in this exhibition are like calling cards for nostalgia. 
permanent exhibition

our story

This exhibition explore 9,000 years of history from Indigenous history to the tourism boom of the 1970s. The gallery contains such significant artefacts as a powder horn belonging to Chief Joseph Brant, the Indian Department Coatee worn by Daniel Servos during the American Revolutionary War, uniforms from the War of 1812 and other items from Niagara's long history.
Our Story


Making Her Mark
virtual Exhibitions

google arts & culture


The Museum has several virtual exhibitions on Google Arts & Culture including the following topics: The Attawandaron, Loyalists, Black History, Our Western Home, Temporary Residents, Irish, Mennonite and Recent Settlement, Queenston, St. Davids, Chautauqua, Virgil, Board of Ordnance Stones, Camp Kosciuszko, Painting NOTL, Freemasonry in NOTL, Niagara Historical Society’s 125th Anniversary, and Niagara Historical Society Plaques.


Upcoming Events

Virtual Lecture: Treaties & Land Claims

Wednesday, Nov 3rd - 11:00 AM

Photographic Memory Opens

Sunday, Nov 7th - 1:00 PM

Virtual Lecture: A Railway History of Niagara-on-the-Lake 1854–1959

Wednesday, Nov 17th - 11:00 AM

Virtual Lecture: War of 1812 Collection PART 2

Wednesday, Dec 1st - 11:00 AM