From Glass Negatives to Digital Images

During the September 25 meeting, Dennis Cahill recounted some of the highlights and insights into his 43 year career as a photographer at the St. Catharines Standard newspaper.  Cahill’s talk was coupled around the recent opening of a new exhibit at the St. Catharines Museum entitled “Niagara Through the Lens: the Shots that set The Standard”. Continue reading “From Glass Negatives to Digital Images”

Fall Programs with the Historical Society

September 25 – Dennis Cahill on “From Glass Negatives to Digital Images”.  Dennis will be speaking about the changes that have taken place in photography and probably also about the very extensive collection of pictures from the past 70 years or so that were recently donated to the St. Catharines Museum by the Standard newspaper.Continue reading “Fall Programs with the Historical Society”

Early Governance as it Relates to Grantham Township

Information gathered by Society member Bill Stevens:   The settlement of what is now known as Ontario was precipitated by the declaration of American Independence and subsequently the fall of British rule in what is now the United States of America. Some of those wishing to remain Loyal to the British Crown fled to FortContinue reading “Early Governance as it Relates to Grantham Township”

Happy Birthday Mr. Merritt

It isn’t everyday that you turn 215! The Historical Society will be celebrating William Hamilton Merritt’s birthday on Thursday, July 3.  The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Merritt statue on St. Paul Street at the east end of the Burgoyne Bridge (opposite of the Cenotaph).  It will include a historical walkContinue reading “Happy Birthday Mr. Merritt”

Historical Documentary Preview – “Echo of the Future: A Tale of Sunnyvale”

On Thursday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mills Room at the St. Catharines Central Public Library, the Historical Society and the Library will be sponsoring the preview of the DVD “Echo of the Future: A Tale of Sunnyvale” .  This 47 minute film tells the story of Sunnyvale (Silicon Valley), California’s early radio manufacturing industry andContinue reading “Historical Documentary Preview – “Echo of the Future: A Tale of Sunnyvale””