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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 art shows, awards ceremonies, provide funding, hold capacity workshops 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.  For a copy of the Culture Plan, please contact the appropriate city staff.

Culture Forum

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.  The 2016 Forum will be held on October 13th at 7 p.m. at the MacBain Community Centre.  
Check out the notes from the 2016 meeting.

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

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Winter Film Series

Thursday, January 26, 2017 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street

FARGO (Joel and Ethan Coen, US/UK, 1996) 98 mins. Rated R Crime drama set in wintery Minnesota. A pregnant 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.

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Winter Film Series website link

Kashmir

Saturday, January 28, 2017 8:00 PM
4624 Queen Street, Niagara Falls, ON

Kashmir, the nation's #1 Led Zeppelin tribute show, it is the most authentic representation of Led Zeppelin on the modern national touring scene. Each of the 4 band members assumes their individual role with pinpoint accuracy. Kashmir possesses the live stage show, sound, and likeness to bring audiences and fans back to the days when the mighty Led Zeppelin ruled the musical landscape.

Kashmir website link

Film Screening - Deepwater Horizon

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chippawa Library, 3763 Main Street

A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Rated 14A.

Film Screening - Deepwater Horizon website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Songs of the Great Lakes

Thursday, February 2, 2017 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum 5810 Ferry Street

It's Me for the Inland LakesFebruary 2 @ 7pm 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.

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Songs of the Great Lakes website link

Annual "Day in an Artist Studio"

Sunday, February 5, 2017 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
7973 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls

All inclusive painting day in a real artist studio. All materials provided. Pre Registration required - see website http://www.permissiongranted.org/Artist-Studio.html

Annual "Day in an Artist Studio" website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Winter Film Series

Thursday, February 9, 2017 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum 5810 Ferry Street

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.

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Winter Film Series website link

Film Screening - Allied

Friday, February 10, 2017 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Chippawa Library, 3763 Main Street

In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war. Rated 14A.

Film Screening - Allied website link