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Events at the St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre

St. Catharines Family History Workshops, 2017-2018

Family History Workshops

The St. Catharines Family History Workshops will offer the tools and resources St. Catharines residents need to gather, share, and preserve their family's story. The series of four workshops will be hands-on activity based and led by Museum collections and programming staff. 

Participants are asked to bring a family photograph or small object to each workshop for the activities. 

Each workshop is $10 per person. Pre-registration is required. 

To register, or for more information, please visit  ePlay or contact Museum staff via phone at 905.984.8880 or email at museum@stcatharines.ca 

Preservation Techniques: Making Memories Last

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, 10am to noon

This workshop will teach participants how to care for and preserve their family heirlooms and keepsakes. Topics will include caring for textiles, silver, coins, artwork, among others. The workshop will include demonstrations to teach specific techniques. 

A Guide to Archives, Maps & City Directories

Saturday, March 31, 2018, 10am to noon

This workshop will teach participants how to use archival records, maps, and city directories to find missing pieces in their family stories. This workshop will provide tools and resources to help participants effectively use these historical sources in their family history research.


If you have any questions, please contact Museum staff via phone at 905.984.8880 or email museum@stcatharines.ca 

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