A new exhibit, Niagara and the Great Wars, is now open at the Welland Museum. This exhibit examines the Great Wars, particularly World War I and the impact it had on our community and the world around us.
Guest curated by Cameron Ward, this exhibition highlights artifacts, uniforms and medals from a local private collection, together with the Métis Nation of Ontario Veterans Council, Métis Nation of Niagara, First Nations – Brantford, Royal Canadian Legion Br. 4, Welland and Royal Canadian Legion Branch 613, Fonthill. The Museum has also launched a speaker series to accompany this compelling exhibit.
The series begins this Saturday (May 14, 2016) with John Sayers speaking on Ocean Liners at War. The talk begins at 2:00pm. Pre-registration is required. Tickets are $10 each. To register, please call 905-732-2215. Please see below for more:
The Welland Museum is also proud to share with you some information about their participation at the month-long Memphis in May International Festival. In the summer of 2015 they were invited to participate on the recommendation from the Consul General of Canada in Atlanta, Georgia, to represent Canada during the 2016 International Week as part of the International Salute to Canada showcase. Although International Week has concluded (May 2-9, 2016), their travelling exhibit Passage to Freedom: Secrets of the Underground Railroad will remain on display at the National Civil Rights Museum for the entire month of May.
This has been an excellent opportunity to provide a chance to market both the Museum and the City of Welland throughout North America, while contributing to our ongoing efforts to enhance the Museum’s image globally.
Memphis in May has been voted the “Best Southern Event” by USA Today readers. For more information, please feel free to visit the following links: http://civilrightsmuseum.org/project/passage-to-freedom/ www.memphisinmay.org
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