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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.  We are in the process of getting the Culture Plan AODA compliant.  If you require such a copy please contact the city staff listed on this website. You can download a copy of the Plan here.

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

Film Screening - jack Reacher: Never Go Back

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 until Wednesday, February 28, 2018 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Victoria Avenue Library, 4848 Victoria Avenue

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever. Rated PG.

Film Screening - jack Reacher: Never Go Back website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Community Yoga Series

Thursday, March 30, 2017 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls

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

Jack de Keyzer

Saturday, April 1, 2017 8:00 PM
4624 Queen Street, Niagara Falls, ON

"Jack is the master of live performance. If you've never seen him live, you've missed out on a Canadian icon. Fortunately Voodoo Boogie will let you in on what it's like to experience Jack at his best. All in all this is a must have cd. It's Jack De Keyzer as Canada's king of the blues guitar." - Ken Wallis 101.5 FM The HawkTickets: $22.25 + HST and Processing Fee

Jack de Keyzer website link

Live History @ the Battle Ground Hotel Museum

Saturday, April 1, 2017 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Battle Ground Hotel Museum, 6151 Lundy's Lane, L2G 1T4

$10 a ticket; must be purchased in advance by calling 905-358-5082.April 1 @ 12, 2, 4, & 6 PM Explore Niagara's history in an interactive theatrical experience like no other! Join Mary as she takes you on a tour and assist her in solving a mystery, leading to a treasure. The audience will be moved while being guided through by the one set of eyes that has seen all.

Live History @ the Battle Ground Hotel Museum website link

Live History @ The Battle Ground Hotel Museum

Sunday, April 2, 2017 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Battle Ground Hotel Museum 6151 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, L2G 1T4

$10 a ticket; must be purchased in advance by calling 905-358-5082.April 2 @ 12, 2 & 4 PM Explore Niagara's history in an interactive theatrical experience like no other! Join Mary as she takes you on a tour and assist her in solving a mystery, leading to a treasure. The audience will be moved while being guided through by the one set of eyes that has seen all.

Live History @ The Battle Ground Hotel Museum website link

Family Ties: Ontario Turns 150

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Victoria Avenue Library, 4848 Victoria Avenue

Dr. Jay Young explores how historical records at the Archives of Ontario document four families in Ontario at the time of Confederation, and how their lives intersected with larger historical forces of the era. It also touches on themes of early photography, communication, social change and the value of genealogy in studying the past.

Family Ties: Ontario Turns 150 website link

Four Winds Drum Making

Saturday, April 8, 2017 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Heartland Forest Nature Experience

Discover the Spiritual Teachings, Ancient Wisdom and Personal Growth the drum offers. These teachings are woven into the very fabric of the drum and will be shared throughout the workshop. Building a drum is a way of unlocking, passing and carrying on that knowledge. Grandmothers and granddaughters, fathers and sons, brothers and sisters can make a drum together.

Four Winds Drum Making website link