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Events at the St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre

Morningstar Mill grinding grain into flour!

Morningstar will be running Saturday, August 22 beginning at about 11 am. We'll be grinding a hard red spring wheat called 'Glenn' which will be a great flour for bread-making.

Open Late - second Tuesday of each Month

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The St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre is open until 10 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Check out the galleries and participate in special activities for a memorable, after-hours, museum experience! Don't miss our "Out of the Vault" one-night only exhibitions and see objects from the collection not normally on display.

September 8: Family Game Night

Forget that first night of homework and join in the fun at the Museum! Play one of our board games, or BYOBG (bring your own board game). Refreshments are available while supplies last.

October 13: In Flanders Fields Roadshow visits from Guelph Museums

This new pop-up exhibition from Guelph Museums explores the influence and impact of John McCrae's In Flanders Fields and features photographs, artifacts and audio from the McCrae House collection. On display at the St. Catharines Museum for one night only!

Summer Programs in July and August

Experience hands-on heritage this summer at the Museum! These drop-in programs begin July 7 and run through August 26. Hands-on Heritage programs will take place each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and are by donation ($2 suggested).

Quill Pen Writing - July 7, 28, August 18

Explore canal building and add to our Lego Lock - July 8, 29, August 19

Archaeologist for a Day - July 9, 30 and August 20

Dress-up with Historic Clothing - July 14, August 4, 25

Learn about ships and the canal at Sailor Station - July 15, August 5, 26

Explore local flora and fauna on our Outdoor Adventure - July 16, August 6

Learn how early settlers lived, try out spinning and weaving and even make butter the old fashioned way with the Home Sweet Home program - July 21, August 11

Discover what goes on behind-the-scenes at the Museum with our Curator for a Day program - July 22, August 12

Meet characters from St. Catharines' past from the War of 1812 - July 23, August 13

Guided Spirit Walks at Victoria Lawn Cemetery - September 11, 12, 18, 19

Our popular Spirit Walks return for the 2015 season! Discover stories of the Welland Canals and our community in this year's walks. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the Museum.

For more information, visit the Guided Spirit Walks page.

PA Days at the Museum

Join the St. Catharines Museum for special activities and events on selected school Professional Activity Days during the 2015-2016 school year. Pre-registration is recommended for all PA Day programs, as space is limited.

Save the date for PA Day Programming for the 2015-16 school year:     October 9, November 13, January 15 and June 10.

The Mitten Tree Campaign - November 14

Help local families in need with donations of winter clothing to the Museum's Mitten Tree. This annual donation drive kicks off with a day of knitting circles, yarn bombing and crafting for the whole family!

Holiday Programming at the Museum - December 21-23, 27-30

Spend your holidays with the Museum! Explore the Museum galleries and participate in special crafts and activities for the entire family.

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