Roster of Speakers for the 2011-2012 Season

Meetings – 7:30 p.m. – all held at the St. Catharines Museum at Lock 3, 1932 Welland Canal Parkway, St. Catharines, Ontario unless otherwise noted. Free admission.  Doors open at 7:00.  Guests are welcome. Thursday, September 22, 2011 – Lecture: Anne McPherson, who is a direct descendant of the McCordick Family, will tell us aboutContinue reading “Roster of Speakers for the 2011-2012 Season”

History Themed Nature Walk – June 19

It is the last of a series of hikes, led by one of our well-known hiker/historians from the area, Art Weaver.  The hike will take participants up the Niagara Escarpment and along the crest to Beamer Memorial Conservation Area. There will be breathtaking scenery and participants will see Beamer Falls and explore a mysterious concrete structure. HikersContinue reading “History Themed Nature Walk – June 19”

“Walk-About” of the Historic St. John’s Cemetery

Thursday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m. – Come out for a 70 minute tour of the St. John’s Cemetery in Port Dalhousie (at the corner of Main Street and Cole Farm Boulevard).  Presented in conjunction with the St. John’s Cemetery Board.  Please wear appropriate footwear.  Rain date will be Tuesday, September 15.

33rd Annual Oille Fountain Potting Ceremony – May 23

The 33rd annual Oille Fountain Potting Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 23 at 11:00 a.m. at the corner of King and James Streets in St. Catharines.  This event commemorates the contribution to the well being of the citizens of St. Catharines through donation of the City’s first public drinking fountain in 1878 by Dr. Lucius OilleContinue reading “33rd Annual Oille Fountain Potting Ceremony – May 23”

Treasures from the Vaults – St. Catharines Museum – March 2009

At every meeting, the St. Catharines Museum brings out one of the interesting artifacts from its collection to share with the Society. This week Arden Phair selected the McKee / Trans-Canada Trophy.  This trophy was awarded to Murton Seymour in 1940.  Murton Seymour was born in St. Catharines in 1892.  When a young boy, his familyContinue reading “Treasures from the Vaults – St. Catharines Museum – March 2009”

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”