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Events at the St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre

Books & Brews 2018 - April 17, June 19

Books & Brews

We are very excited to announce the return of our ever-popular museum book club! This year, we've partnered with Lock Street Brewing Co. to bring you a kind of book club experience with a museum twist. Mingle, chat about books, and experience craft beer in a whole new way! 

Our next book club meeting takes place on Tuesday, April 17, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.. Join us for beer tastings with Lock Street Brewing Co. and a discussion of "Alias Grace" by Margaret Atwood.  

Registration is required. Admission includes the book and beer tasting. Please see our Books & Brews web page for more details. 

If you have any questions, please contact Museum staff via phone at 905.984.8880 or email 

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

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 

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