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St. Catharines Museum Exhibits 

Doing Our Bit: WWI from St. Catharines to the Western Front - September 2014 to November 2018



To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War, this exhibition examines the wartime experiences of St. Catharines residents at home and at the front. Looking through the eyes of the local men and women who contributed in their own ways to the war effort, this exhibit takes viewers from recruiting office to the trenches. 

On display through November 2018.

Citizen Soldiers: The Lincoln and Welland Regiment in World War II - January through December 2015

Citizen Soldiers in World War Two

Discover the experiences of Niagara's citizen soldiers in the Second World War. This exhibit is produced in partnership with the Lincoln and Welland Regiment Museum and features artifacts and photographs from their collection.

Law and Order in St. Catharines - May 12 through April 2016

Uncover crime in the Garden City alongside rules of law and order that are designed to keep our communities safe in this new exhibition from the St. Catharines Museum.

Law and Order in St. Catharines examines the history of policing - from the early days of volunteer constables to the present-day Niagara Regional Police, alongside the evolution of our local court system, over more than a century.

Explore stories of crime in St. Catharines, get an up-close look at the tools of the trade employed by our early police force and discover what life was like in the now-demolished Lincoln County Jail.

St. Catharines 1937: A Snapshot in Caricature - May 16 through December 31, 2015

St. Catharines 1937: A Snapshot in Caricature features the political cartoons of artist Josh Silburt, produced while he was the staff cartoonist for the St. Catharines Standard. This exhibition is in partnership with Riverbrink Art Museum, which presents Artist in Turbulent Times, an exhibition of Silburt's paintings from May through October, 2015. 

 Permanent Exhibits

The Museum's permanent exhibits and educational programs let visitors explore the early days of St. Catharines in interesting and interactive ways.

  • Get up close and personal with the Welland Canals.
  • Learn about the harrowing story of slaves in the U.S. as they traveled the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada.
  • Explore the evolution of North America's oldest sport, lacrosse.  

 Welland Canals


Learn the fascinating story of the Welland Canals and the city that grew up around them. Exhibits illustrate the engineering feats of yesterday and today.


Fire Pumper at Museum



Follow the North Star

Fugitive slaves found freedom in Canada when they followed the North Star - an enduring symbol of freedom. Experience the rich legacy of Niagara's African Canadians

 Freedom Seekers exhibit



 Harriet Tubman

Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame & Museum

Explore the history of North America's oldest team sport inside the Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame & Museum 


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