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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: Luggage of Migrations

Thursday, September 1, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street

Join Lada Skender-Micic for an interactive look at the exhibit Faces: Portraits From Our City. Open the luggage of stories found in the artwork and share your own creativity in a variety of media. All ages welcome, 20 participants max.

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Luggage of Migrations website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Copper Beech Field Trips with Artist Elizabeth Chitty

Thursday, September 8, 2016 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street

Step outside the Museum doors and go for a stroll with us to Redmond Heights. We will walk mostly in silence except for your spoken words into an audio recorder as you respond to what you see. Take photos if you like and upload them to the project website.*September 8 (rain date September 15)www.copperbeechfieldtrips.ca

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Copper Beech Field Trips with Artist Elizabeth Chitty website link

A Walk in the Garden with James Graham

Thursday, September 8, 2016 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls

The Niagara Falls Horticultural Society's speaker will be JAMES GRAHAM who be speaking to us on " A WALK IN THE GARDEN" on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH at 7:30pm held at the Niagara Falls Public Library (4848 Victoria Avenue) in the LaMarsh room. Flower show, door/raffle prizes & refreshments. Come be a guest at our meeting...first one is on us.

A Walk in the Garden with James Graham website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: The Echoes of Chloe

Thursday, September 15, 2016 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street

A film featuring conversations with 87 year-old, Order of Ontario Historian, Wilma Morrison, who speaks of the legacy of an omitted and misrepresented history of slavery in Canadian society. The Echoes of Chloe Cooley tells the founding story of the Underground Railroad on the Niagara Frontier, the first anti-slavery law in the entire British Empire, and the first refugee movement to Canada.

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: The Echoes of Chloe website link

Historical Walking Tour: Rails, Bridges, and Butcher Shops.

Sunday, September 18, 2016 1:30 PM
City Hall 4310 Queen St, Niagara Falls, ON, L2E 6X5

Join Sherman Zavitz, the City's Official Historian for a walk into the past as we explore parts of the Queen Street Downtown. An interesting and informative tour lasting approximately 90 minutes. Starting at 130pm in front of City Hall. Preregister at www.niagarafalls.ca/walkingtour. For more information call the Museum at (905)358-5082

Historical Walking Tour: Rails, Bridges, and Butcher Shops. website link

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Niagara Falls Night of Art

Thursday, September 22, 2016 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street

Come join us as we celebrate local musicians, artists, and the vibrant culture of Niagara! The Niagara Falls Night of Art is a free, family-friendly event that will include art installations, art exhibitions, live music, and hands-on interactive crafts and activities for all ages. Food from onsite vendors will be available for purchase so be sure to come hungry!

@ the Museum Thursday night presents: Niagara Falls Night of Art website link

Niagara Arts Showcase Night of Art After Party

Thursday, September 22, 2016 9:00 PM to 11:59 PM
SRC Vinyl 5904 Main Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G 5Z8

The Night of Art wraps up at 10 pm at the Museum. Come by SRC Vinyl and enjoy some art and music, have a bite to eat and meet some new friends. Niagara Arts Showcase is a non-profit organization that promotes arts, culture and recreation in Niagara. Hear about Niagara Arts Showcase's Membership Opportunities. SRC Vinyl will be open. Cash Bar.

Niagara Arts Showcase Night of Art After Party website link

2016 Niagara Falls Summer Trillium Awards

Thursday, September 22, 2016 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ramada Plaza Lundy's Lane

The Park in the City Committee will be hosting their annual Niagara Falls Summer Trillium Awards ceremony on Thursday, September 22 at the Ramada Plaza on Lundy's Lane. The ceremony is in recognition of properties that have excelled in curbside landscaping. For more information, please visit www.niagarafalls.ca/trillium

2016 Niagara Falls Summer Trillium Awards website link