Upcoming Events

April

Family Activity Night - Solar Beads

Make a bracelet and learn about the powerful UV Rays of the sun!

Date:
Thursday, April 24, 2014
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

May

Book Launch: A Crucible of Fire by Richard Feltoe

Join us to celebrate the Book Launch of A Crucible of Fire by Richard Feltoe. The fifth book in the Upper Canada Preserved series examines the pivotal period of the summer of 1814 during the War of 1812, with particular emphasis on the Battle of Lundy's Lane. Packed with comprehensive excerpts from original accounts, letters and diaries of the eye-witness participants in this campaign, as well as a series of new, custom-made and highly-detailed maps, that allow the reader to place themselves on the field and follow the action as each phase of this decisive combat took place in the darkness of the night and within sound of the Great Falls of Niagara.


Date:
Thursday, May 01, 2014
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Family Activity Night - K'Nex Bridge Building

Try your hand at being an engineer! Design a bridge that can span a 10 cm gap, then explore our galleries and learn about some of the bridges that have crossed the Niagara River.

Date:
Thursday, May 08, 2014
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Magic @ The Museum

Join magician George Marchionda for a brief history of stage magic including the performance of some of the classic effects associated with sleight-of-hand magic.

Date:
Thursday, May 15, 2014
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Dr. Brian Pihack Explores the Niagara Escarpment

Since the escarpment towers so high above us it is tempting to think that some stupendous force within the earth has thrust these cliffs towards the sky. As appealing as this explanation may be, the truth is far from this. To better understand the origin of the Niagara escarpment we must look far back into the geological history of this area. To a time of ancient seas, brimming with bizarre life, but what would a talk of ancient seas be without... sea monsters. Long before the pirates of the Caribbean there were krakens in the Silurian seas of Niagara. Join us as we take a geological excursion into the formation of the escarpment, and the treasure that lies trapped below, for more than 400 million years.

Date:
Thursday, May 22, 2014
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Art Beyond the Artefact

An artefact is something much more than what you can touch. Artefacts inspire the creativity within our culture. Come and explore what can inspire all of us to create and dream. Presented by Renee Baillargeon, sessional instructor for the Centre in Arts & Culture at Brock University. Renee has worked as a bilingual performing arts professional across Canada from the Victoria Symphony to the Grenfel Players of Newfoundland.

Date:
Thursday, May 29, 2014
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

June

Willoughby Country Fair

Fun for the whole family! Showcasing the rural roots of Niagara Falls with vintage cars, motorcycles, fire engines, working antique gas powered farm equipment, heritage crafts and skills demonstrations, re-enactors in period dress, museum display gallery open, children's activities, family scavenger hunt, musical on the theme of "Willoughby Unplugged", barbecue, lemonade stand.

Date:
Sunday, June 01, 2014
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Family Activity Night - Masquerade Masks

Celebrate a long history of masquerade balls by creating our own mask.

Date:
Thursday, June 05, 2014
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Canadian Songs and Songwriters

Join Rick Richardson and Larry Downing for an evening of music featuring Canadian songs and songwriters from the 40's and beyond.


Date:
Thursday, June 12, 2014
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Regency Dance

Step back in time with 1812 Period Dancing accompanied by a live fiddler! Dances for all ages are made up of simple steps, no prior experience needed. Dress up in 1812 clothing is welcome but not mandatory.

Date:
Thursday, June 19, 2014
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM