June 28 to July 05
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Feb. 11, 2017 to Feb. 3, 2018 Dance serves many functions, from simple pleasure in movement to religious devotion and ritual. This exhibition, drawn from the permanent collection at RiverBrink, includes artists’ renderings of dancers and dances in various forms. Among the Canadian examples include early folk dance and Indigenous performances rec…


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February 11, 2017 to February 3, 2018 William Pars’ Portrait of the Young Simcoe (1770-75) is showcased alongside watercolours by Elizabeth Simcoe in this exhibition which celebrates the 1783 Act Against Slavery.  The Act was an important step toward limiting slavery in the Canadas and is considered Simcoe’s most important achievement…


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Opening Spring 2017 The 2003 donation of this portfolio of prints significantly increased the number of works by members of the Group in the RiverBrink collection. The photolithographs, published by Rous & Mann in 1925, were an early project in the history of reproductions of work by Group members in Canada. Image detail: Lawren Harris, Moun…


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May 18 to September 16 2017 The unification of the provinces of British North America as the Dominion of Canada was a significant political event in the early history of Canada. With a special focus on Canada West in the 1850’s and 60’s, this exhibition provides a glimpse of the land and people on the eve of Confederation. Image deta…


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Please join us for our Opening Reception on Sunday June 4 at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Exhibition will be on display June 1 - 29, 2017.


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Experience the beautiful and sublime work of one of Japan’s greatest artists. Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) is widely regarded as Japan’s most famous and influential artist. He produced works of astonishing quality right up until his death at the age of 90. This new exhibition will lead you on an artistic journey through the last 30 years of…


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by Norm Foster directed by Patricia Vanstone Set in 1938, the story centres around Mary Hayes, a budding reporter trying to break into the male dominated newspaper world. She barges into the offices of Editor-In-Chief Bosco Godfrey who is reading the riot act to his star reporter Jeff Kincaid. Fed up with Jeff’s indigent ways and lacklustre perf…


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Choir Nation Canada 150 Celebration at Warehouse features an opening set by Niagara’s Momentum Choir followed by a medley of Canadian classic songs. The entire crowd will perform as a choir backing Devin Cuddy, Murray Foster, and our music director Sarah Jerrom as we make our way through hits by bands such as Neil Young, Ron Sexsmith, The Tra…


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On display May 15 to October 31, 2017 An exhibition exploring settlement, immigration and refuge in Niagara-on-the-Lake for Canada’s 150th. Topics include: First Nations, Loyalists, Black History, Irish immigration, Niagara-on-the-Lake as a Confederate refuge, Home Children, Mennonites, Polish soldiers and more.


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The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre, in partnership with the NOTL Sesquicentennial Committee is launching a Community Collaboartive Mosaic project at Holiday Weekend Family Fun, Centennial Sports Park, Virgil, on June 30th, 4:30-10 p.m. This project is special because it is an opportunity for all ages to leave their creative mark on a Canada 150 art…


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Stop by the Niagara Historical Society and Museum’s tent in Simcoe Park on Canada Day to celebrate the history of 150 years of Canadian Confederation. Take photos with our costumed interpreters, make celebratory buttons, get your face painted, and try on some of our historic costume dress-up clothes!! We look forward to celebrating this histo…



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The ever popular Dominion Day Picnic returns to the St. Catharines Museum for Canada Day! The 2017 annual picnic will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation in Canada. Through various activities and performances, visitors will experience a traditional Dominion Day Picnic from the Victorian period. Staff and volunteers will be in costume.…


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Walking tours of historic Niagara-on-the-Lake Saturdays and Sundays from June through September. Participants meet at the gazebo in Queen’s Royal Park (at the end of King Street) for an hour long walk through town. Tickets are $10 and include admission to the Niagara Historical Museum.


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Welcome to Niagara’s newest event, the Welland Antique and Artisan Market!! Join us in our love for all things rusty, vintage and handmade. The Welland Antique and Artisan Market will take place Sundays(check our dates) at Welland’s Historic Market Square.  Supporting local artisans, entrepreneurs, artists, and businesses is at the heart o…


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Bravo Niagara! presents Canada’s 150th Birthday Bash Concert featuring Canada’s premiere percussion ensemble, TorQ Percussion Quartet! Celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial with a “bang” and join us Canada Day weekend for a free, interactive family-friendly concert at Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Queen’s Royal Par…


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Join us as we celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday in Simcoe Park for the Canada 150 Confederation Celebration. Take part in a family-friendly art activity! While strolling through the park keep your eyes open for The Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre’s Plein-Air artists taking in the scenery. The Pumphouse Arts Centre, in partership with th…


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As part of the Museum’s 2017 Open Late programming, we are celebrating our 50th birthday with a BIG BASH! This outdoor, family-friendly event will kick off the summer with all sorts of carnival games, activities, popcorn, and – of course – BIRTHDAY CAKE! Small Prizes will be available for the carnival games. Drop-in with the family anytime be…

June 28 to July 05