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”

W.B. Allan – a St. Catharines’ Architect

On Thursday, May 22, Pat Menon reintroduced the Historical Society of St. Catharines to the life and work of former local architect William Bryson Allan.  Allan (1838 – 1911) was born in Scotland and immigrated to Canada in the 1850s.  After bouncing around Quebec and Ontario for a few years, he settled in St. CatharinesContinue reading “W.B. Allan – a St. Catharines’ Architect”

April 24 Meeting – Some Vanished Villages of Niagara –

Generations ago, there were villages throughout Niagara that held much promise for the future.  They had general stores, schools, churches, mills and more.  Fast forward 100 years and some of these villages are not even on a modern day map.  Perhaps merely a footnote in a history book.  What happened to these villages?  Why did theyContinue reading “April 24 Meeting – Some Vanished Villages of Niagara –”

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””