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Events at the St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre

Open Late - Tuesday evenings, May 24-October 4, 2016

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Out of the Vault: One Night Only Exhibitions

September 27, 2016, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., admission by donation

Don't miss out last Out of the Vault exhibit for the 2016 season - on view for one night only!

Open Late Finale - October 4, 5PM-10PM

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The Open Late Finale is an evening of live music entertainment, food and unique museum gallery tours to celebrate the 2016 Open Late season. Open to all ages, the Finale Party has something for everyone! The event begins at 5PM and wraps up at 10PM. Admission to the event is $5 per person.

Special Guests

We're excited to welcome local, award-winning musician Beth Moore and the new Ello Gov'na food truck to the Museum for our Open Late Finale party.

Featuring "Museum Secrets: History or Hearsay" gallery tours

The museum invites the public to be co-curators of the Museum Secrets: History or Hearsay gallery tours that will be led over the course of the evening. Visitors will be presented with two stories about selected artifacts from the museum's collection. One story is the truth, the other - hearsay. Test your knowledge of St. Catharines history - can you tell fact from fiction?

PA Days at the Museum

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Join the St. Catharines Museum for special events and activities on selected Professional Activity Days during the 2015-2016 school year!

Pre-registration is recommended for PA Day activities, as space is limited.

Friday, Oct. 7:

Harvest time has us thinking about farming and our new exhibition, Down to Earth. Explore farms and agriculture in our City with special activities, including a button making workshop and a chance to make butter the old fashioned way! A special farm-themed scavenger hunt will be available from 10AM-4PM.

Two workshop sessions at 10AM and 2PM. $5/child recommended donation.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Next PA Days at the Museum activities: Friday, Nov. 18.

Stories from the Front: Special Remembrance Week Performances, November 8-11, 2016

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Our cast of actors brings to life powerful stories of St. Catharines' experience in the First World War, augmented by music and photo projections drawn from the St. Catharines Museum collection. This new production is the perfect complement to Remembrance Week activities, giving students a unique cross-curricular learning opportunity, grounded in local history. Stories from the Front is ideal for students in grades 5-10.

School Performances

Exclusive school performances will take place on November 8, 9, 10 and 11 at 10AM. Tickets are $4/student. Included with the performance is the opportunity for students to visit the Museum's exhibition "Doing Our Bit: WWI from St. Catharines to the Western Front", complete with a re-created trench and stories of local soldiers, nurses and those back home who supported them.

Limited tickets are available, with bookings accepted until Friday, October 21. Morning performances on November 8, 9, 10 and 11 are limited to school groups only.

Public Performance

A special Remembrance Day public performance of Stories from the Front will take place on November 11 at 2PM. Limited tickets are available at $5/person.

Please call or email the Museum for more information or to reserve your tickets.

Holiday Programming at the St. Catharines Museum *Revised Dates*

Dec. 27-30, 2016 and Jan. 3-6, 2017

Join us for special seasonal crafts and activities throughout the Museum galleries. Holiday programs are pay what you can. More details coming soon!

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