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Marie Rye & Our Western Home
Thursday May 9, 2024
Our Program Assistant, Robyn, looks at the work of Maria Rye and "Our Western Home" located here in Niagara-on-the-Lake, where thousands of young girls came through from England to become domestic workers in Canada.
Sketch showing the low-level land given to the Niagara Harbour and Dock Company, 1831
Tuesday April 9, 2024
The Museum's Curator dives into the history of what we call the "dock area" and why there have historically been issues with water levels.
The Elsie and “Nix” Brennan Story
Thursday March 7, 2024
We recently accepted a family scrapbook into our collection which gives us a snapshot of the life of Elsie Dawson and her love story with "Nix" Brennan.
The second Court House where the Solomon Moseby Affair took place.
Thursday February 8, 2024
The following was written by Natasha Henry-Dixon for our publication “Making Her Mark”.

Natasha is an assistant professor of African Canadian History at York University. The 2018 Vanier Scholar is researching the enslavement of Black people in colonial Ontario. She has been an educator for 24 years, teaching kindergarten through to university. Natasha is an award-winning author and an award-winning curriculum developer, focusing on African Canadian experiences.
Leave pass - 2012.028.001
Thursday January 4, 2024
Historian Ron Dale explains the use of leave passes during the War of 1812 using a rare example of one from the Museum's collection signed by William Claus.
Engraving from the Illustrated London News showing Queen Victoria and Prince Albert around the Christmas tree, 1848, England © British Library Board. P.P.7611
Thursday December 7, 2023
Sarah Kaufman explores some early Upper Canadian Christmas traditions including how Christmas was celebrated here in Niagara during the War of 1812, and how traditions changed over the 19th century.