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Events at the St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre

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.

Oct 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!

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Lecture and Book Signing with Tim Cook - November 6, 2 p.m.

The St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre is pleased to welcome renowned Canadian military historian and award-winning author Tim Cook to the Museum for a lecture and book signing on November 6 at 2 p.m..

Cook, Director of Research at the Canadian War Museum and adjunct research professor at Carleton University, will discuss his latest book during a lecture entitled, "A Debt of Remembrance: Canadians Remembering and Forgetting the Second World War".

Cook's latest book, Fight to the Finish, is the second volume of his Canadians in World War II series. Cook combines an extraordinary grasp of military strategy with a deep empathy for the soldiers on the ground, at sea and in the air. Whether it's a minute-by-minute account of a grueling artillery battle, vicious in fighting among generals, the scene inside a medical unit, or the small details of a soldier's daily life, Cook creates a compelling narrative.

The lecture begins at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 and include $5 off the purchase of Fight to the Finish on the date of the event. Students with valid ID will receive free admission to the lecture along with a voucher for $5 off the price of the book.

Reserve tickets in advance by calling the Museum at 905.984.8880.

PA Days at the Museum

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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 and 30.

October 9: Canal Walks

Discover little-known stories of the Welland Canal and the people who built it in this 60-minute guided walk. $2 per person, pre-registration is required.

10 a.m.-11 a.m.: Ages 7-12 and families

2 p.m. -3 p.m.: All ages

November 13: EBots Robotics

The crew from EBots joins us for three hands-on robotics sessions - 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. $5 per child, spaces are very limited. Each session is 40 minutes long and parents are encouraged to attend with their children.

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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