Historical Society of St. Catharines

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Archive for January, 2011

Winter / Spring Meetings 2011

Posted by dsharron on January 10, 2011

Meetings – 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.

Thursday, January 27 – dann j. Broyld, a PhD candidate from Howard University, will speak about Black Americans and Canadians along the border during the ten years before the American Civil War.  The presentation is entitled, “Borderland Blacks: Rochester, New York and St. Catharines, 1850 to 1860.”

Thursday, February 24 – Harald Ensslen, a local architect, will present “Why architecture matters: mid-century design in St. Catharines”.  Gain an understanding of our city’s unique structures.

Thursday, March 24 – Alun Hughes, Brock University geography professor and local historian, will speak about Joseph Pell and the Inception of the Welland Canal.

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.

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