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Events at the St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre

Books & Brews - Feb. 21, Mar. 21 and Apr. 18

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Books & Brews is Back!

By mixing museum atmosphere with beer tasting and book club excitement, we're bringing museums into the 21st century.

A new kind of book club experience with a museum twist. Mingle, chat about books, learn new things, and experience brews in a whole new way. It's all happening at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre.

Includes tasting seminars presented by Mahtay Cafe and Lounge, and podcast study guides for an enhanced immersive experience.

Details and prices

  • $35 per person, per event. Admission includes copy of the book, tasting seminar and podcast.
  • $15 per person, per event if you already have a copy of the book - includes tasting seminar and podcast.
  • This is a 19+ only event.
  • There is a registration cap of a maximum of 15 people per event.

Obtaining your copy of the book

  1. Register for Books and Brew
  2. Stop by the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre (Lock 3 - 1932 Welland Canals Pkwy.) to pick up your copy of the book.
    • For those who are attending all three readings, each book will be available by Friday, Jan. 13.
    • Remember to leave yourself plenty of reading time!

Three options for registration:

Questions?

Please direct questions and concerns to Museum staff at museum@stcatharines.ca (subject: Books & Brews) or by phone at 905.984.8880.

Books & Brews Winter 2017 Events

Tuesday, Feb. 21

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead
Tasting Seminar focused on Tea, presented by Mahtay Cafe & Lounge

Tuesday, March 21

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

"In the Skin of a Lion" by Micheal Ondaatje
Tasting Seminar focused on Coffee, presented by Mahtay Cafe & Lounge

Tuesday, April 18

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

"The Illegal" by Lawrence Hill
Tasting Seminar focused on Beer, presented by Mahtay Cafe & Lounge

 

PA Days at the Museum

 PA Days 2017

Join in the fun on your day-off from school. Adventures await during our PA Day programs in 2017. Explore the Welland Canal, search through the Museum's collection, and even create your own exhibit to be displayed for the public! 

For more information, click through our PA Day programs by date below. 

Details and pricing

Program registration is $5.00 per participant. Programs run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; class sizes are limited. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

A cookie-and-juice snack break is included. Please alert us to any allergies at registration.

Three options for registration:

Questions?

Please direct questions and concerns to Museum staff at museum@stcatharines.ca (subject: PA Days) or by phone at 905.984.8880.

PA Days Programs

 Friday, January 20 - Junior Curators

Naturally inquisitive students will enjoy this romp through the Museum's every-day operations, including an exclusive tour of the Museum's collection. Participants will enjoy a number of guided activities that introduce them to the behind-the-scenes work at a Museum. Most importantly, students will create their own group exhibit which will be featured in the Museum's Lobby Gallery until Family Day. 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $5.00 / participant. For students grades 4-6, accompanied by an adult. Snack break included. Please alert us to any allergies at registration.

 Friday, May 19 - History Hunters
Help us, History Hunters! An evil historian is trying to erase William Hamilton Merritt from the historical record and take credit for building the Welland Canal. We need your eyes, ears, and thinking caps to search the Museum from gallery to collection spaces for clues from the historian in order to stop him in time.

A wild adventure, filled with twists, turns, and special video messages from WHM himself, provides participants with a fun, hands-on history adventure at the Museum, like no other program!

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $5.00 / participant.For students grades 4-6, accompanied by an adult. Snack break included. Please alert us to any allergies at registration.

 Friday, June 9 - Junior Engineers
Calling all Jr. Engineers! Earn your official Jr. Engineers certificate after participating in this program all about transportation and the operations of the Welland Canal! Fun, engaging, and memorable, this structured program will be a hit with young, inquisitive minds!

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; $5.00 / participant. For students grades ELKP-3, accompanied by an adult. Snack break included. Please alert us to any allergies at registration.
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