St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre Events

Virtual Education Programs and Experiences

Museum Classroom

The Museum continues to offer free lesson plans and educational activities, resources and programs. Please reach out to us if you have comments, questions, or would like information or activities on a topic we have yet to cover.

For more information please visit our Museum Programs page.

Ongoing Virtual Public Programs and Experiences

You can now find many of our public programs and exhibitions online. Check our social media channels, blog, and website often for the schedule and updates. Public programming and exhibits to watch for include:

  • Virtual Museum Lectures Series recordings, video series, and live tours on YouTube
  • Videos series, tours, and activities on Facebook.
  • Podcasts and blog posts available at
  • Many of our temporary exhibitions are available online, including 'Victorian Tweets', 'Coming Home: St. Catharines and the End of WWII', and more.

History from Here Video Series

History from Here takes you to historic landmarks and locations across St. Catharines and offers a brief history of its significance to our community. 

Virtual Museum Lecture Series 

The Fall 2021 season of the Virtual Museum Lecture Series is now in session! All lectures begin at 7 p.m. and stream live from Youtube. 

Register for the series by calling 905-984-8880 or online via ActiveSTC (select "Activities" and search "Museum & Welland Canals Centre" under "Where".)

Check out the line-up below:

 October 19 - “Canada’s Game in the Garden City” with Adrian Petry

Tuesday, October 19 at 7 p.m.

St. Catharines Museum Visitor Services Coordinator, Adrian Petry, will present ‘Canada’s Game in the Garden City’ which will explore historical narratives and living memory about hockey in St. Catharines and what makes hockey so special and significant to so many in our community. 

October 19: “Canada’s Game in the Garden City” with Adrian Petry

November 2 - “Woe be to the Malefactors: Early St. Catharines Court Records” with Special Guest Brian Narhi       

Tuesday, November 2 at 7 p.m.

Special guest, local historian, and Chair of the City’s Heritage Advisory Committee Brian Narhi will be here to discuss the early court system starting in the 1780s, and various court cases and records from early St. Catharines in his talk: “Woe be to the Malefactors: Early St. Catharines Court Records.” 

November 2: “Woe be to the Malefactors: Early St. Catharines Court Records” with Special Guest Brian Narhi

November 16 - “Home Sweet Home: Housing and Development in St. Catharines” with Sara Nixon

Tuesday, November 16 at 7 p.m.

Sara Nixon, Public Programmer at the St. Catharines Museum, will use housing, suburban development, and sprawl as a lens to consider some of the major socio-economic issues that faced the people of St. Catharines in the twentieth century. By paying close attention to housing trends and issues in the city over time, we can gain vital insight into how big societal shifts impacted our community, from immigration, to the Great Depression, the Post-war Boom and more. 

November 16: “Home Sweet Home: Housing and Development in St. Catharines” with Sara Nixon

November 30 - “When the World Changed: St. Catharines and the First World War” with Kathleen Powell

Tuesday, November 30 at 7 p.m.

Kathleen will explore when the world was plunged into war in 1914, and how everything changed. Life would never be the same for those who fought and for those left behind. This lecture is a personal look at the First World War through the eyes and voices of those who lived through this life changing moment in time.

November 30: “When the World Changed: St. Catharines and the First World War” with Kathleen Powell

Our Virtual Museum Lecture Series archive lives on the St. Catharines Museum YouTube Channel for your viewing pleasure! Watch all past lectures at your convenience with a simple click! 



Lego Challenge: Bridge Edition 

The Lego Challenge has wrapped up for another year!

This year, we brought a close eye to important engineering structures that join our communities together across the City: bridges. We’ll build the the CN Rail Bridge over 12 Mile Creek, the new Burgoyne Bridge, the Garden City Skyway, the Henley Bridge, and the Homer and Glendale Bridges over the Welland Canal.

Get your Lego and join in the challenge. Your bridge doesn’t have to look like ours. Make it your own and have fun!

You can watch each Lego Challenge episode on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, Youtube, and on our blog! Here's the first episode:

Where's the Pig? Virtual Adventure Series

Where's the Pig?

While our Where’s the Pig? virtual adventure series is now wrapped up, you can watch all the episodes online! Follow along with Sara in her search for a mischievous pig missing since 1945 and explore historic spots in downtown St. Catharines along the way!

Watch the episodes on FacebookInstagramYoutube, and on our blog!

Daily Social Media Content


We post daily museum content across our social media channels to keep you and your family engaged and learning!

Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram

You’ll find videos, interactive polls, podcast episodesblog posts, photos from the Museum Collection, and so much more! 

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