Happy New Year from the Historical Society of St. Catharines. We hope to see you out at many of our meetings this year.
Meetings in the Winter 2009 – 7:30 p.m. – all 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.
January 28 – ” Cholera Reaches Niagara 1832″ by Elizabeth Finnie – Society Secretary. With all of the pandemic talk these past few months, this is a timely look at a serious outbreak in Niagara over 170 years ago.
February 25 – “Charting the Great Swivel Link – Maps of the First Welland Canal” by Alun Hughes – Society Member. What better way to explore the history of the early Welland Canal than through a look over the maps of this important system by Brock University’s resident cartography expert and local historian.
March 25 – “History of St. John’s Anglican Church in Port Dalhousie” by Brian Leyton – Society Member – Come out and learn about the heritage of this well established church, its congregation and its connection to the community in this “fire-side” style presentation.
For further information on Society gatherings, click on “Special Events”. Check back often for future presentations.
* Note: the St. Catharines Museum will generously open its traveling exhibit gallery for viewing a half hour before each meeting at no cost to the Society.