@ The Museum Thursday Night

Every Thursday the museum is open late until 9 p.m. Admission is FREE from 5-9pm 

January 12

Museum Detectives @ 7pm

Explore the role museums play in our society and the “pieces of history” they display. Uncover the stories of a number of artefacts by working through a set of questions and discover the historical information they contain. Suitable for all ages!                 


January 19

Behind-the-Scenes Touch Tour @ 7pm

Join one of our museum curators for a behind-the-scenes touch tour of the artefact collection. Explore spaces normally off limits to the public on a personal tour led by Sara Byers. Learn from her fourteen years experience working with the city’s historic collections as you hold pieces of history in your own hands. Bring a flashlight to explore dark corners. This tour is not intended for young children.

Space limited to first 15 guests. Free tour.


January 26

Winters Film Series @ 7pm
Fargo movie poster

FARGO (Joel and Ethan Coen, US/UK, 1996) 98 mins. 
Rated R Crime drama set in wintery Minnesota. Apregnant police chief investigates the crimes and quirks of her community. Witty and engaging. Starring Wm. H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi. Oscars: best actress, writing.


February 2

It's me for the Inland Lakes @ 7pm
Picture of Ian Bell

Songs, chanteys and colourful tales of the sailors who worked under canvas during “schooner days” on the Great Lakes. Performed by Ian Bell on concertina, guitar and banjo and presented along with a PowerPoint slide show of terrific period images of Great Lakes vessels, ports and sailors.


February 9

Winter Film Series @ 7pm
Movie Poster for Encounters

ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD (Werner Herzog, US, 2007) 99 mins. 
Rated G A stunning documentary by a cinema master. Exploration of Antarctica as a universe of beauty and work site for interesting, odd scientists. Penguins included. Several best documentary nominations and awards.


February 16

Then and Now: The History and Excavations of the Minoan Site of Gournia @ 7pm
Gournia is an ancient Minoan palace site that has a fascinating history beginning in the Bronze Age and continuing into modern day.  Two excavations have taken place here, one in 1901 and one more recently in 2010.  This talk will explore the past of Gournia in order to reconstruct the unique site.


February 23

Winter Film Series @ 7pm
Cool Runnings movie poster

COOL RUNNINGS (Jon Turteltaub, US, 1993) 98 mins.
Rated PG Adventure comedy: a fictionalization of Jamaica’s bobsled team and their wild Olympic dream. Funny and uplifting, with a Reggae soundtrack. John Candy plays the coach in this sports fantasy.


March 2

Museum Insiders Tour @ 7pm
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Our Museum Insiders engage our visitors through the telling of short stories that are personal and unique. These volunteers are enthusiastic and have a passion for story telling based on artefacts within our collection, and their personal experiences as Niagara Falls and area residents.ensure a spot!


March 9

Winter Film Series @ 7pm
Frozen River movie poster

FROZEN RIVER (Courtney Hunt, US, 2008), 97 mins. 
Rated 14A Crime drama set near a border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Two women are connected through personal circumstances. Outstanding performances by Melissa Leo and Misty Upham. Oscar and American Screen Guild nominations: best actress.Tavers, Rolling Stone). Oscar nominations: director, writing, supporting actor.


March 16

Family Yoga @ 7pm
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This class is a great way to stretch, play, and have fun with your family! We will incorporate fun interactive yoga games as an opportunity for bonding while sharing the health and well-being that yoga brings. Everyone is welcome!


March 23

Winter Film Series @ 7pm
McCabe and Mrs Miller movie poster

McCABE AND MRS MILLER (Robert Altman, US, 1971) 120 mins.
Rated R In a wintery frontier of greed and conflict, a gambler and a prostitute become business partners. A superb western by a great American director. Starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie. Oscar nomination: best actress. Writers Guild of America nomination: best drama adaptation.


March 30

Community Yoga Series @ 7pm
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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!