Get Involved

Become a Member

Museum membership is inexpensive and an affordable way to find out about our community. Your membership gets you free admission to the Museum and our publication “Circa” which is filled with great articles on local history. The Museums of Niagara Association (MONA) also has a reciprocal agreement among many of its members. This agreement entitles members of the Niagara Falls Museums to free admission to their museums as well.

Volunteer

The Niagara Falls Museums is always looking for people to support the many events and activities that we have going on.  Please contact the Museum for details.  

  • Picture of our volunteers who helped out on Family Day 2015Award presentation at the Volunteer Recognition event - Aaron Millward

Interns, Co-ops, Placements and Service Learning

The Niagara Falls Museums believes that there is much to gain by training the next generation of citizens.  We have worked with interns, co-ops, placements and service learning departments from a number of universities and colleges in a number of disciplines.  We have benefited from the work of students in the following programmes; Museums Studies, Public Relations, Teachers College, Recreation and Leisure, Marketing, History from the following institutions; Fleming, Algonquin, Brock, Niagara and Laurier.  

If you are interested in working with the Niagara Falls Museums in one of these areas, please contact us.  We are happy to work on your needs as a student and see how they can match our needs within our strategic plan and how your work can benefit our community.

Sponsor an exhibition or event

The Niagara Falls Museum hosts up to three new exhibitions each year. These exhibitions bring the history of the world to Niagara Falls and the history of Niagara Falls to the world. We have hosted international exhibitions and several Canadian themed exhibitions in our OPG Gallery. Future exhibitions have the potential to be sponsored by individuals or corporations. The sponsors of these exhibitions will get recognition in all print and online advertising for the exhibition and on the banner that resides outside the Niagara Falls History Museum facing Ferry Street.

Or maybe there is an event that you would like to support. These provide sponsors with web and print recognition leading up to and during the event. The 200th anniversary of Lundy’s Lane is one such an event. Let us know if you would like to support this historic moment in time.

  • Bank of Montreal Donation presentation with Don Jackson, Shawn Namvar, Christopher Mahlberg and Gord West
  • Grand Opening presentation with Don Jackson
  • Ribbon cutting ceremony at the Niagara Falls History Museum

Donations

There are many ways to support the Niagara Falls Museums.  Please contact us to discuss.  Or have your loved ones become a part of history. The Memorial Wall is a wonderful way to support the museum and remember those who have left a mark on the community. Check out the details here. 

  • Image depicting the theatre setup with rows of white chairs in the new museum
  • Lobby area of the renovated museum showing wall of the old museum where it meets the new construction

Donations to the collection

The Niagara Falls Museums is always willing to discuss artefacts that you own, that you feel would be a good fit for the museum and the understanding of our community for future generations. We are not able to accept all artefacts, however, we are willing to examine items that you feel are significant to our past. Our collections management committee will meet and discuss your items and match it with our current Collections Management Policy and our collecting priorities. It would be helpful to contact our curator in advance to make us aware of such donations before them come onsite.

 

Be aware of what is going on

One of the most helpful ways to assist us is keeping in touch, staying aware and spreading the word.  Sign up for our eNewsletter that comes out monthly, like us on Facebook and share our stories, follow us on Twitter and retweet what we have going on or just spread the word to your friends and family.


Events

17
Aug

Courtyard Music Series

MyStage Presents: the 2017 Summer Courtyard Music Series

24
Aug

ANCIENT EGYPT PYRAMIDS AND TEMPLES ALIVE!

Pyramids, Tombs and Temples – Oh My!

31
Aug

Community Arts Project

Join local artist, Emily Andrews and take a step back in time to explore the history and technique of silhouette portraiture.

7
Sep

Community Art Project

Join local artist, Emily Andrews and take a step back in time to explore the history and technique of silhouette portraiture.

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