Society Fall Programmes

Meetings – 7:30 p.m. – all 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. Thursday, September 23 – Linda Bramble, a noted oenologist, will be presenting “How We Got Here From There” -the beginning of Prohibition in Ontario inContinue reading “Society Fall Programmes”

Future Meetings of the Historical Society

Meetings – 7:30 p.m. – all 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. March 25 – “History of St. John’s Anglican Church in Port Dalhousie” by Brian Leyton – Society Member – Come out and learn about the heritage of thisContinue reading “Future Meetings of the Historical Society”

Programs for Winter 2010

Happy New Year from the Historical Society of St. Catharines.  We hope to see you out at many of our meetings this year. Meetings in the Winter 2009 – 7:30 p.m. – all held at the St. Catharines Museum at Lock 3, 1932 Welland Canal Parkway, St. Catharines, Ontario. Free admission.  Doors open at 7:00.  GuestsContinue reading “Programs for Winter 2010”

Meetings in the Fall 2009

Meetings in the Fall 2009 – 7:30 p.m. – all held at the St. Catharines Museum at Lock 3, 1932 Welland Canal Parkway, St. Catharines, Ontario. Free admission.  Doors open at 7:00.  September 24 – “Forts and Families in Upper Canada” by Wes Turner, past Society President.  Who lived in the forts in Upper Canada inContinue reading “Meetings in the Fall 2009”

Treasures from the Vault – St. Catharines Museum – April 2009

This month, the St. Catharines Museum made a collection of glass plate negatives available for viewing to the Society. These images come from the Bertha Shickluna Collection.  The box of negatives were found in a basement when the Shickluna’s were cleaning up.  The box and photos were not in very good shape.  They were offered toContinue reading “Treasures from the Vault – St. Catharines Museum – April 2009”

Meeting Recap: Snapshots of the Home Front – Niagara in 1939 to 1941

Using images from the St. Catharines Standard Collection from the St. Catharines Museum, Graham Phair took the Society back to the Niagara area during the early years of World War II.  When Hitler invaded Poland and Great Britain declared war, Canada was quick to support their British allies.  The people of Niagara were equally readyContinue reading “Meeting Recap: Snapshots of the Home Front – Niagara in 1939 to 1941”