Niagara Falls History

Niagara Falls History Museum

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012

This past July the Niagara Falls History Museum revealed the new Ferry Street museum and all the hard work that has gone into the renovations. Not only does the museum look wonderful but it also offers some great programming to the city of Niagara Falls. There are currently three galleries in the museum for us to enjoy: The Gale Family War of 1812, Niagara Falls and Ontario Power Generation galleries. Thursday nights the galleries are open free of charge from 5-9pm, perfect for a cheap date night or showing the kids some of the town’s history. Along with the free galleries, there will also...

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War of 1812 Niagara Bicentennial

Posted by on Jun 13, 2012

This year marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the Niagara region has lots planned to celebrate the 200 years of peace that arose after the war. On Friday June 15th at Fort George there will be a opening celebration with military bands, musket and cannon demos and of course food and wine! Saturday marks the eve of the declaration of war with a Military Ball put on by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Historical Society and Museum. A delicious period dinner and celebration – period dress is not necessary but encouraged! Or you can go black tie if you don’t have a costume lying around. Make...

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Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea at the McFarland House

Posted by on May 9, 2012

Everyone knows that mothers deserve a special day for all the hard work that they do for their children and finding some just as special to do with them on Mother’s Day can be difficult. This year the McFarland House is hosting a special Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea on Sunday May 13th, however after reading the menu it sounds more like a feast. Serving everything from prime rib to parmesan crusted salmon and finishing the meal off with various kinds of cheese cake. Not to mention there will be complimentary mimosas at 1:00 (my kind of tea party). This sounds like a wonderful event to take...

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Lt. Governor’s New Year’s Levee – Fort George

Posted by on Dec 31, 2011

As the first event of the bicentennial of the War of 1812, this is the perfect way to bring in the New Year, the Lt. Governor’s New Year’s Levee. This event will be taking place at the historic site of Fort George and visitors will have the chance to tour the buildings and all the fort has to offer. There will be both military and music demonstrations, as well as Fort George’s knowledgeable staff eager to teach you about the history of Fort George and its role in the War of 1812. The Honurable David C. Onley, the Lt. Governor will be there to toast to the New Year, along with...

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