Discover the city's connection to the War of 1812 and its impact on the community through a new exhibit at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre, developed by Brock University and the City of St. Catharines.
"The War of 1812" captures the fears and worries of life in an occupied land, with battles raging close to home, and how the conflict shaped the community's growth.
Developed over the last year by the City and Brock University, with a $90,000 grant from the Government of Canada's Bicentennial of the War of 1812 program, the exhibit features rarely seen artifacts, archival records and newspaper clippings contributed by the City, the University, Parks Canada, and local private collectors. The exhibit brings local stories from the war to life through hands-on activities and interactive displays visitors can explore through touchscreen technology.
The staff at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre know they aren't supposed to play favourites, but they couldn't help themselves! Check out this exhibit of the Museum staff's favourite artifacts from the collection, then share your own favourites with us!
Check out the Playing Favourites blog for exhibit extras and a peek behind-the-scenes of this exhibition!
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On display through November 2018.
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