Meetings – 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00). Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be held at the St. Catharines Museum at Lock 3, 1932 Welland Canal Parkway, St. Catharines, Ontario. Free admission. Doors open at 7:00. Guests are welcome.
Lecture Program – September 2016 to June 2017. Programs are subject to change.
Thursday, September 22, 2016 – Rochelle Bush welcomes us to the BME Church on Geneva Street where she will discuss “Another Side of Harriet Tubman,” about an under-researched aspect of the life of Tubman. The address for the BME Church is 92 Geneva – http://salemchapelbmechurch.ca/index.html.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 – Richard Merritt presents an illustrated talk entitled “Training for Armageddon”, describing the role that Camp Niagara in Niagara-on-the-Lake played during World War I.
Thursday, November 24, 2016 – Stan Skrzeszewski presents an illustrated talk entitled “Facer Street, the Foreign Quarter Stands Alone.”
Thursday, January 26, 2017 – The Historical Society presents its annual evening of Show and Tell, where Society members and friends are invited to bring in their family’s favourite local historical artifacts, and step forward to explain their history and meaning.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 – Dennis Gannon gives an illustrated talk about “World War I on the Home Front in St. Catharines.”
Thursday, March 23, 2017 – Local historian Brian Narhi will talk about early 19th century reformer Robert Gourlay.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 – Topic to be announced and annual general meeting.
Thursday, May 25, 2017 – Mike Saunders will offer an illustrated history of St. Catharines radio station CKTB.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 – Retired Brock History Professor Wes Turner will discuss the background to Confederation in this, the 150th anniversary year of Confederation.