Upcoming Events

May

Community Yoga Series

Join Shine On Yoga for a FREE community yoga class. Relaxing hatha yoga class, geared toward reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep quality and maintaining or re-gaining your health. No yoga experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle and a yoga mat if you have one. Recommended for ages 16 and up. 20 Participants max, please come early to ensure a spot!

Date:
Thursday, May 5, 2016
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Museum Insiders

Our volunteer Museum Insiders engage visitors with short stories based on some of the artefacts seen at the Niagara Falls History Museum. They are Niagara Falls and area residents, passionate about their storytelling. It is their delight to involve their audiences with new perspectives on the history told in our galleries.

Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2016
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Community Yoga Series

Join Shine On Yoga for a FREE community yoga class. Relaxing hatha yoga class, geared toward reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep quality and maintaining or re-gaining your health. No yoga experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle and a yoga mat if you have one. Recommended for ages 16 and up. 20 Participants max, please come early to ensure a spot!

Date:
Thursday, May 19, 2016
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Playwrights Niagara

Local writers, Katherine Albers and Shelia Laundry of "Playwrights Niagara" will present an entertaining dramatic reading of their WWI themed plays World War I at Woodburn and Into the Blue. Playwrights Niagara includes professional Niagara area writers who support one another in the conception, development and presentation of their work.



World War I at Woodburn by Katherine Albers: The matriarch of the Osborne family has some difficulty accepting her oldest son's new spouse: how is she going to take the news that her younger one is going to war?



Into the Blue by Sheila Laundry. A play celebrating the "ups and downs" of Niagara's Royal Flying Corps in WWI.


Date:
Thursday, May 26, 2016
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Live History

$10 a ticket; must be purchased in advance by calling 905-358-5082 or in person at the Niagara Falls History Museum

Explore Niagara history in an interactive theatrical experience like no other! Tour around the historic Battle Ground Hotel Museum while participating in a mystery described as a cross between Downton Abbey and an Escape Room. Work with the characters in this dark drama to uncover a cipher, and discover the past in a whole new way.



Time: 12, 2, 4 & 6 pm

Date:
Saturday, May 28, 2016
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Live History

$10 a ticket; must be purchased in advance by calling 905-358-5082 or in person at the Niagara Falls History Museum

Explore Niagara history in an interactive theatrical experience like no other! Tour around the historic Battle Ground Hotel Museum while participating in a mystery described as a cross between Downton Abbey and an Escape Room. Work with the characters in this dark drama to uncover a cipher, and discover the past in a whole new way.



Time: 12, 2 & 4pm

Date:
Sunday, May 29, 2016
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

June

Niagara Literary Arts Festival

The Niagara Literary Arts Festival is a month long celebration of literature, happening throughout the Niagara Region every June since 2011. NLAF has hosted local, national and international authors ranging from amateur to bestselling professional writers. For more information please visit www.nlaf.jigsy.com

Date:
Thursday, June 2, 2016
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Portrait Painting Demonstration

Join local artist George Doros for a discussion and demonstration of portrait painting in honour of the exhibit Faces: Portrait from our City. The artist will be working with a live model to create an oil painting.

Date:
Thursday, June 9, 2016
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Ramses I - Our Niagara Pharaoh

Come hear Gayle Gibson, the well-loved Egyptologist with the Royal Ontario Museum in a special travel and history talk on Niagara's special connection with Ancient Egypt. Gibson will regale us with tales of Egypt and that peculiar Egyptian Mummy who resided in the old Niagara Museum until the 1990s. It was Gibson herself who identified him as none other than Pharaoh Ramses I, and helped to get him back to Egypt.

The internationally-renowned mummy and coffin expert has starred in numerous history documentaries over the years, including "Museum Secrets", "Nova: The Mummy Who Would be King", and last year's BBC One program: "Tutankhamen, the Truth Uncovered". Her name also made the news last year when she discovered the name of a female mummy 'Nefer-Mut' (aka "Justine") who had lain unidentified in the ROM museum vaults for decades.

The presentation is brought to you by the organization Ancient Egypt Alive, devoted to breathing passion into Egypt's past. www.ancientegyptalive.com

Date:
Thursday, June 16, 2016
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Niagara Literary Arts Festival

The Niagara Literary Arts Festival is a month long celebration of literature, happening throughout the Niagara Region every June since 2011. NLAF has hosted local, national and international authors ranging from amateur to bestselling professional writers. For more information please visit www.nlaf.jigsy.com

Date:
Thursday, June 23, 2016
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM