Niagara Historical Society & Museum

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Niagara Historical Society & Museum

Niagara Historical Society & Museum
4.5
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4.5
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada76,349 contributions
It was tough in these times.
Jul. 2020
I really liked the Niagara Historical Society & Museum.

We learned from the past.

They started the military.

Religious was also important.

More women and children became victims and children victims.

Native people have inhabited for11000 years.

Since the retreat of glaciers over 10,000 yeas ago many different people named Niagara home.

The Treaty of Paris and Quebec Act. No wars!

Establishing Order in Upper Canada, commerce came from the thirteen colonies.
The Loyalists or their family had come from Great Britain.

North American society of the late 18th century was religious and ethnically diverse.

All women and children became victims , harrased ,imprisoned and plundered.

Robert Hamilton was a man who could see and realize the opportunity from untamed forest.
Written April 6, 2021
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TravelmamaSB
Pointe Claire, Canada170 contributions
Lots of interesting things to learn & see here
Aug. 2020
Very interesting little small town museum. It was very quiet when we visited, so we had a lot of time to meandre our way through and look at all the old stuff. They have quite a good collection of items and the layout gave ample time to see it all in your own time. If you like looking at old stuff, this place is for you! Also, very affordable!
Written August 28, 2020
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Tomscobra
Paris, Illinois40 contributions
I;nteresting museum
Oct. 2019
We really enjoyed the fashions of early Niagara. The iPad tour was easy to do and helped us with additional pictures.
Written October 6, 2019
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Mark G
Catonsville, MD2,097 contributions
A Small Town Gem
Jul. 2019
The Niagara Historical Society & Museum does a great job giving the history of the area and visualizing what it was like to have lived here from the late 1700's to the present. The historic building itself is impressive, as well the building expansion in 1949, due to it's 8000 artifacts. This is the type of small community museum you don't even mind paying the small admission fee, because it is so well done. You wonder if it was on Queen Street,would the visitors count be 50 times what they currently receive. The visitors center should highlight this place to everyone coming in to visit Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Written August 7, 2019
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pbiswanger
Philadelphia, PA14 contributions
Charming Museum with Fascinating Exhibits
Jun. 2019 • Family
As an American, and to my embarrassment, I have to admit I have never considered the Revolutionary War from the side of the Loyalists. This museum provides that perspective, because this area was settled by many persons fleeing persecution by the "Rebels," the people we considered the patriots. You can listen to their stories, which are harrowing and often tragic, on audiotapes near the museum's entrance. The museum provides many artifacts that bring those stories to life, and into the present day. It's a small, charming, informative museum, just two blocks from the main street, and highly recommended!
Written July 29, 2019
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torontocentric2
Las Vegas, NV5 contributions
Two blocks away from the main drag but missed by too many!
Jun. 2019 • Solo
Anyone who appreciates the 19th century architecture of Niagara-on-the-Lake deserves to learn the context of it at this first purpose-built historic museum in Ontario!
Written July 5, 2019
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peacealways
Ottawa, Canada121 contributions
Don't miss this museum
Jun. 2019 • Couples
We were fortunate to see the excellent clothing display, not costume, because everything has been worn/used in its time back to the early days of Niagara on the lake. Interesting and well displayed. And the entrance price is inexpensive and not a barrier to anyone.
Written July 4, 2019
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Jim M
Chelsea, MI331 contributions
Excellent point of reference for the area
May 2019 • Couples
Nice place to get grounded and learn about the history of the area. Okay, I'm a Yank. . . and it is interesting to see the other side of the story with respect to the War of 1812. In addition to that, you get a feel for the Indians who were in the area before settlers came. The place features several exhibitions about fishing and other commercial endeavors. As I said, good reference point for the area.
Written May 27, 2019
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mikezhivago
Manchester, UK1,396 contributions
Lovely little museum
May 2019 • Couples
This museum is tucked away on a side street a couple of blocks back from the Main Street of NOTL , and is therefore ignored or missed by most visitors to the town . This is a real shame as the museum provides all the history of the town that gives it it’s real character. There is a small charge to go in , but we were waved in as we were the only visitors and they had blocked off a section whilst they set up a ladies dress area on the ground floor . We had a good hour or so wandering round and checking out all the displays ( and trying on costumes 😀) . Recommended.
Written May 14, 2019
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Karen L
Manassas, VA739 contributions
Special Theatrical Event for Remembrance Day (Nov 11)
Nov. 2018 • Couples
Four actors + two musicians staged a special commemorative event at the Historical Society to honor those who served in WWI and WWII on Nov 11, 2018, the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. They told stories that had been recorded oral histories of the local NOTL boys who went off to war, and their personal consequences. And they sang several war-time songs and invited the audience to sing along. At the end, they read the names of those who had died. It was a touching local tribute to the brave lads who served. Very very well done. We were so glad we were able to attend.
Written November 14, 2018
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