The preservation of the world’s most integral natural resource – water - is a significant international issue that has recently seen a resurgence amongst global youth. At a time when water levels in Niagara-on-the-Lake have continuously risen over several years, and the uncertainty of how this will affect our geography, our economy and our general livelihoods can be alarming, this exhibition aims to raise awareness of how our waterways - the Niagara River and Lake Ontario – have shaped the history of our community. An understanding of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s lasting relationship and dependence on its water will help us ensure its protection for future generations.
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.
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.