Meetings – 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00). Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be held at the St. Catharines Museum at Lock 3, 1932 Welland Canal Parkway, St. Catharines, Ontario. Free admission. Doors open at 7:00. Guests are welcome.
Lecture Program – February to June 2016. Programs are subject to change.
Thursday, February 25, 2016: Kathleen Powell, the St. Catharines Museum’s Supervisor of Historical Services/Curator, will offer an illustrated talk about the Fallen Workers Project, dedicated to memorializing the 137 workers who died while constructing the Welland Ship Canal, 1914 to 1935 —the grim statistics of their deaths, the origin of the memorial project, and the historical puzzles encountered in trying to determine who exactly were the victims and how they died.
Thursday, March 24, 2016: Historian-archaeologist-genealogist Brian Narhi will present another of his popular illustrated talks about our local history — subject not yet determined, but come join us and be surprised!
Thursday. April 28, 2016: Historian and prolific author David Hemmings will offer an illustrated talk entitled “Virgil & Homer — History?” based on books he has recently published about two neglected topics one on the important Niagara crossroads town of Virgil, the other on the vanishing village of Homer.
Thursday. May 26. 2016: Historian Peter Vronsky, Professor of History at Ryerson University and author of a recent book on the Fenian Raid, will offer an illustrated talk about this, the last foreign invasion of Canada which occurred in June 1866, 150 years ago next month.
Thursdaya June 23, 2016: For this special meeting to be held at Rodman Hall Art Centre, historian Nancy Cameron will give an illustrated talk about “Early Artists of St. Catharines.” Come learn about the artists and see examples of their work.