Laura Blackwell, Our Countess of Turczynowicz – June 24 Meeting

Think of a person from St. Catharines who was: A world famous singer A member of the Polish aristocracy A war prisoner and refugee A humanitarian and author A patron of the arts It can only be Laura Blackwell. On June 24 at 7:30 p.m., Stan Skrzeszewski will present “Laura Blackwell, Our Countess of Turczynowicz:Continue reading “Laura Blackwell, Our Countess of Turczynowicz – June 24 Meeting”

Searching for St. Catharines in the Archives – May 27, 2021 meeting

On March 27, the Historical Society had the pleasure of hosting David Sharron’s, head of the Archives & Special Collections department at Brock University, illustrated talk entitled, “Searching for St. Catharines in the Archives.” Archival records are everywhere. Finding them is the challenge. Using the Shickluna Shipyard as an example, David displayed the varied recordsContinue reading “Searching for St. Catharines in the Archives – May 27, 2021 meeting”

BME Church, Salem Chapel – April 22, 2021 Meeting

On April 22 at 7:30 p.m., the Historical Society had the pleasure of hosting Rochelle Bush who presented on the BME Church, Salem Chapel in St. Catharines. Designated a National Historical Site, the Church was built to accommodate African American individuals and families fleeing slavery in the United States notably including Harriet Tubman. The SalemContinue reading “BME Church, Salem Chapel – April 22, 2021 Meeting”

January 28, 2021 Meeting – “Looking at the Early History of the Jewish Community in St. Catharines.”

Happy New Year from the Historical Society of St. Catharines! As the pandemic carries on, so does the Historical Society.  But we are much more fun. On January 28 starting at 7:30 p.m., local educator and author Dr. Howard Slepkov presented, “Looking at the Early History of the Jewish Community in St. Catharines.”  This talk stemsContinue reading “January 28, 2021 Meeting – “Looking at the Early History of the Jewish Community in St. Catharines.””