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Emma Augusta Currie (nee Harvey, 1829-1913)
Thursday March 2, 2023
In honour of International Women's Day, our Managing Director, Sarah Kaufman, explores the life of one of NOTL's amazing women - Emma Currie.
New Chloe Cooley Stamp produced by Canada Post
Wednesday February 1, 2023
Many think of Canada as the place where enslaved African Americans came to find freedom, but before its abolition in 1834, slavery did exist here in Upper Canada too. For Black History month, we look at enslavement in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
The Great Seal of Upper Canada, from the NOTL Museum collection.
Thursday January 5, 2023
Assistant Curator, Shawna Butts, looks at the use of wax seals on official documents and the difference between regular and Royal or Great seals.
Skating in Simcoe Park, courtesy of Jim Smith
Thursday December 1, 2022
For December's Blog, Babs Worthy explores some of the old Christmas traditions from Niagara-on-the-Lake's past through voices of some of its long-time residents.
A photograph of the farmerettes at the Farm Service Camp, Virgil Public School, 1941.
Thursday November 3, 2022
During the First and Second World Wars, women known as "Farmerettes" were hired to participate in all aspects of farm work while men were fighting on the front. Find out more about NOTL's Farmerettes.
It's in the Cards: Margaret Peake Benton’s Secret?
Wednesday October 5, 2022
John Sayers looks at another postcard from the Burtniak Collection at the Museum. This one is by artist Margaret Peake Benton.