The current COVID-19 Pandemic may cause these dates to be adjusted.

Thursday September 10, 2020

History of the Welland Canal

Presented by: Abbey Stansfield, Education Programmer, Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum.

As our province developed, travel by waterway was the most efficient means of transporting goods and people leading to a number of canals being built, including various versions of the Welland Canal.  We look forward to learning more about this vital link through the Niagara Peninsula.  More details to follow.

Thursday October 8, 2020

Canadians in the America Civil War

Presented by: Mike McDonnell, Author and Presenter
The presentation features short biographies of several Canadian soldiers and a brief overview of the Civil War. This program has been well received by various audiences who were unaware of the Canadian participation in this historic event and should prove interesting to our members.

Thursday November 12, 2020

History of the Railways of Niagara on the Lake

Presented by: Peter Mulcaster, Author/Engineer

Before gaining recognition as a tourist destination, Niagara on the Lake was a notable railway town with both a steam powered railroad as well as an interurban electric line. In addition to related topics, Peter will explain the beginnings of the railway dating back to 1854 and the resulting economic and strategic benefits it had for travel, tourism, industry, agriculture and the military up until its closure in 1959.

Thursday January 14, 2021

Swing Beam Barns of Niagara

Presented by: Hugh Fraser, Author & Agricultural Engineer

As the author of a book with the same title, Hugh shall enlighten us about some of the contents of his publication by relating stories of the people and their relationship to some of the fifty swing beam barns still standing today. His unique presentation style is characterised by “a teaspoon of history sprinkled with a pinch of a tale” to recreate the era when the barns were constructed. This evening shall appeal to both urban and rural attendees.