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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

@ 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

SPRING PLANT SALE

Saturday, May 28, 2016 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
4848 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls Horticultural Society will be hosting their ANNUAL SPRING PLANT SALE on Saturday, May 28th from 9am - 2pm at the entrance of the Niagara Falls Public Library on Victoria Avenue. Plants are member grown with the exception of the Roses from Palatine Roses. Great prices!! Proceeds go back into beautifying & educating the community through Horticulture.

SPRING PLANT SALE 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

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: NLAF

Thursday, June 2, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street

The Niagara Literary Arts Festival is a month long celebration of literature, happening throughout the Niagara Region every June since 2011. NLAF has hosted local, national and international authors ranging from amateur to bestselling professional writers. For more information please visit www.nlaf.jigsy.com

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: NLAF website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Portrait Painting Demonstration

Thursday, June 9, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street

June 9 @ 7pm
Join local artist George Doros for a discussion and demonstration of portrait painting in honour of the exhibit Faces: Portrait from our City. The artist will be working with a live model to create an oil painting.

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Portrait Painting Demonstration website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Ramses I -Our Niagara Pharaoh

Thursday, June 16, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street

Come hear Gayle Gibson, the well-loved Egyptologist with the ROM and the identifier of the mummy at the former Niagara Falls Museum, in a special travel and history talk. In this presentation by Ancient Egypt Alive, the internationally known mummy and coffin expert will regale us with tales of Egypt and the peculiar Egyptian Mummy who resided in the old Niagara Museum.

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Ramses I -Our Niagara Pharaoh 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

Crooner - David Ian Andrea

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Seneca Queen Theatre - 4624 Queen St., Niagara Falls, ON

David Ian Andrea has Crooned all over the Northeast part of the United States and Canada. His Song book is varied from, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Elvis Presley, to Dean Martin, Nat "King" Cole to just name a few. His voice is a ship that sets his audience sailing back into time, when nightclub minstrels sang pure of heart, and always of love.

Crooner - David Ian Andrea website link