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Museums

The City of Niagara Falls is home to multiple museums.  Visit the Niagara Falls History Museum to get information about them and their locations and operating hours.

Arts, Culture & Museum Committee

The Arts, Culture & Museum Committee endeavours to promote an awareness of and appreciation for arts, cultural, and heritage activities within our community. The committee looks forward to connecting you with many talented organizations and persons in our city. They host special events, awards ceremonies and have links with various Community Groups.  Check out the Arts, Culture & Museum Committee page for details.

City of Niagara Falls Culture Plan

In 2015, City Council for Niagara Falls approved a Culture Plan to identify, leverage and strengthen the community’s cultural resources. It will result in a better awareness of the City’s cultural resources, an improved quality of life for residents, opportunities to recognize and develop the cultural sector as both a cultural asset and an economic engine, as well as create improved opportunities for artists and cultural organizations to network, and to showcase or exhibit their artistic talent.

Culture Summit

In November of 2015, the first Cultural Summit was held at the MacBain Community Centre. The public, artists and cultural organizations were invited to participate in dialogue about the next steps in the City of Niagara Falls Culture Plan.  The results of those meetings will assist in the development of the short term goals for the Culture Plan. Thanks to the Niagara Community Foundation for their support of this summit.  Stay tuned for details on the 2016 Summit.

Arts & Culture - Wall of Fame

The Arts & Culture Committee's Purpose is to foster, develop and unite artistic and cultural activities in the community. Through an Arts & Culture Wall of Fame initiative the community will have the opportunity to celebrate the many outstanding accomplishments of its past and present citizens, as well as the works of art that reflect the best of Niagara Falls. View the inductees to the Wall of Fame.

Events Calendar

The City offers a Public Events Calendar for events happening in Niagara Falls.  View the events happening or submit your own community event to our calendar, free of charge. You can also visit CNiagara for a listing of culture events in the region.

Arts and Culture Events

Keys to City - Call to Artists

Friday, April 1, 2016 until Friday, May 6, 2016
www.niagarafalls.ca/keys

For more information and submission details, please go to www.niagarafalls.ca/keys or contact Sarah Conidi at 905.356.7521 x 5101

Keys to City - Call to Artists website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Community Yoga Series

Thursday, May 5, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum

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!

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Community Yoga Series website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Museum Insiders

Thursday, May 12, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum

Our volunteer Museum Insiders engage visitors with short stories based on some of the artefacts seen at the Niagara Falls History Museum. They are Niagara Falls and area residents, passionate about their storytelling. It is their delight to involve their audiences with new perspectives on the history told in our galleries.

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Museum Insiders website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Community Yoga Series

Thursday, May 19, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum

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!

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Community Yoga Series website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Playwrights Niagara

Thursday, May 26, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum

Local writers, Katherine Albers and Shelia Laundry of "Playwrights Niagara" will present an entertaining dramatic reading of their WWI themed plays World War I at Woodburn and Into the Blue. Playwrights Niagara includes professional Niagara area writers who support one another in the conception, development and presentation of their work.

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Playwrights Niagara website link

Live History @ The Battle Ground Hotel Museum

Saturday, May 28, 2016 until Sunday, May 29, 2016 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Battle Ground Hotel Museum

Live History @ The Battle Ground Hotel Museum
May 28 @ 12, 2, 4, & 6pm
May 29 @ 12, 2 & 4pm
$10 a ticket; must be purchased in advance by calling 905-358-5082 or in person at the Niagara Falls History Museum. Explore Niagara history in an interactive theatrical experience like no other!

Live History @ The Battle Ground Hotel Museum website link

Live History @ The Battle Ground Hotel Museum

Saturday, May 28, 2016 until Sunday, May 29, 2016 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Battle Ground Hotel Museum

May 28 @ 12, 2, 4, & 6pm
May 29 @ 12, 2 & 4pm
$10 a ticket; must be purchased in advance by calling 905-358-5082 or in person at the Niagara Falls History Museum
Explore Niagara history in an interactive theatrical experience like no other! Tour around the historic Battle Ground Hotel Museum while participating in a dark mystery.

Live History @ The Battle Ground Hotel Museum website link

Historical Walking Tour

Sunday, June 19, 2016 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Starting Point is the north-east corner of Main Street and Ferry Street.

Join Sherman Zavitz, the City's Official Historian, for a walk into the past as we explore part of historic Ferry Street and nearby Spring Street.
An interesting and informative tour lasting approximately 90 minutes.

Historical Walking Tour website link