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  • Sweet Memories
    Sweet Memories
    Exhibit       For thousands of years the Niagara River and Lake Ontario provided transportation links for commerce and recreation. The ships that plied the waterways surrounding Niagara-on-the-Lake are gone. All we have left are the stories and memories. This exhibition explores Niagara’s connection to these ships, the people and events.
    Exhibit     For thousands of years the Niagara River and Lake Ontario provided transportation links for commerce and recreation. The ships that plied the waterways surrounding Niagara-on-the-Lake are gone. All we have ...
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  • World War I
    World War I
    Group       Photographs depicting events around Niagara-on-the-Lake during the Great War.
    Group     Photographs depicting events around Niagara-on-the-Lake during the Great War.
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  • Camp Niagara
    Camp Niagara
    Group       British troops were withdrawn from Canada in 1870-71 after provisions were made to train the militia of Canada. In June 1871 the commons of Niagara were converted to a large-scale summer militia training camp called Camp Niagara. Camp Niagara brought a steady stream of troops to Niagara. Militia corps from ...
    Group     British troops were withdrawn from Canada in 1870-71 after provisions were made to train the militia of Canada. In June 1871 the commons of Niagara were converted to a large-scale ...
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  • Sewing
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  • Sweet Memories
    Sweet Memories
    Group       Sweet Memories Exhibition
    Group     Sweet Memories Exhibition
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  • Shawl
    Shawl
    Object       Fine white linen shawl, embroidered in white silk, with white silk fringe around all four sides. Made From Flax Grown on Family Farm of John Butler. It has been suggested that it was worn at a Butler family wedding in 1800.
    Object     Fine white linen shawl, embroidered in white silk, with white silk fringe around all four sides. Made From Flax Grown on Family Farm of John Butler. It has been suggested ...
    1812 History
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  • Message from the President of the United States
    Message from the President of the United States
    Text       No. 25 in a series of transmissions from the President regarding the War. Full title is "Message from the President of the United States transmitting communications from the American Ministers at Ghent, shewing the Progress and State of the Negotiations for Peace with Great Britain" Dated December 1, 1814. Read ...
    Text     No. 25 in a series of transmissions from the President regarding the War. Full title is "Message from the President of the United States transmitting communications from the American Ministers ...
    1812 History
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  • American Coin
    American Coin
    Object       An American one cent coin with Liberty on the face side and identified as being from 1812.
    Object     An American one cent coin with Liberty on the face side and identified as being from 1812.
    1812 History
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  • The Battle of Fort George
    The Battle of Fort George
    PublicationText       This pamphlet, through the use of primary research, provides a comprehensive description of the Battle of Fort George in May 1813. It begins with a complete description of the town of Niagara, and the areas surrounding during this time period, and continues with a fairly detailed depiction of the events ...
    PublicationText     This pamphlet, through the use of primary research, provides a comprehensive description of the Battle of Fort George in May 1813. It begins with a complete description of the town ...
    1812 History
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  • The Weekly Register, Vol. II, No. 46
July 18, 1812
    The Weekly Register, Vol. II, No. 46 July 18, 1812
    TextPublication       The Weekly Register, also known as Niles Weekly Register, was a weekly periodical edited by Hezekiah Niles (1777-1839) and published in Baltimore Maryland. Volumes of interest were published between 1811 (Vol. 1, No. 1, September 7, 1811) to 1814 (Vol. 5, No. 26, February 26, 1814). These volumes focus primarily ...
    TextPublication     The Weekly Register, also known as Niles Weekly Register, was a weekly periodical edited by Hezekiah Niles (1777-1839) and published in Baltimore Maryland. Volumes of interest were published between 1811 ...
    1812 History
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  • Scrapbook- War of 1812-14 and other Documents, Monuments, Cairns, tablets erected in 1923 in memory of battles in 1912-1914
    Scrapbook- War of 1812-14 and other Documents, Monuments, Cairns, tablets erected in 1923 in memory of battles in 1912-1914
    Text       This scrapbook contains various newspaper clippings that discuss the War of 1812-1814. It focuses mainly on the centennial events and memorials of the War, particularly those relating to Sir Isaac Brock. There are also a few articles that discuss the Native Canadian (First Nations) participation in these ceremonies and their ...
    Text     This scrapbook contains various newspaper clippings that discuss the War of 1812-1814. It focuses mainly on the centennial events and memorials of the War, particularly those relating to Sir Isaac ...
    1812 History
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  • Original book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacrement and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church
    Original book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacrement and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church
    Text       Original book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacrament and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church according to the use of the United Church of England and Ireland Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Oxford. Inside, the front cover reads: "William Densbury. To this [Hepk] John ...
    Text     Original book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacrament and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church according to the use of the United Church of England and Ireland ...
    1812 History
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  • War of 1812 Photographs: Tecumseh, Four Veterans and a Blade
    War of 1812 Photographs: Tecumseh, Four Veterans and a Blade
    Image       This consists of 6 photos that include: an artistic representation of Tecumseh, a blade, and four gentlemen that are War of 1812 veterans. A 1911 catalogue of Memorial Hall (the Niagara Historical Society’s first museum building) lists the item as a photograph of a committee to discover the grave of ...
    Image     This consists of 6 photos that include: an artistic representation of Tecumseh, a blade, and four gentlemen that are War of 1812 veterans. A 1911 catalogue of Memorial Hall (the ...
    1812 History
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  • Margaret Stewart Sewing Sampler, 1811
    Margaret Stewart Sewing Sampler, 1811
    Object       A sampler sewn by Margaret Stewart in 1811. The sampler measures 38cm x 90cm, and there is a dark green trim around the outside. The lettering on the sampler reads "Learning will stand you friend when riches fail and happy are those that attain it". The sampler is also inscribed ...
    Object     A sampler sewn by Margaret Stewart in 1811. The sampler measures 38cm x 90cm, and there is a dark green trim around the outside. The lettering on the sampler reads ...
    1812 History
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  • Blue and White China Platter- Catharine Currie
    Blue and White China Platter- Catharine Currie
    Object       This china platter features a blue and white estate scene and a decorative border. It is flat and oval shaped. This platter comes from the Catherine Currie Estate.
    Object     This china platter features a blue and white estate scene and a decorative border. It is flat and oval shaped. This platter comes from the Catherine Currie Estate.
    1812 History
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  • Candle Mold
    Candle Mold
    Object       This candle mold is made of both wood and pewter. There are eighteen pewter casings, set in a wooden-framed box, supported by two metal rods. There is also a loop across the top of the mold to tie wicks onto while the candles are setting. Candles would have been an ...
    Object     This candle mold is made of both wood and pewter. There are eighteen pewter casings, set in a wooden-framed box, supported by two metal rods. There is also a loop ...
    1812 History
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  • Candle Lantern
    Candle Lantern
    Object       This candle lantern is painted black and is a cylindrical shape. It has a perforated slit and circle design with a cone shaped top and handle. There is also a door on the side that opens to where the candle is located. It is unsure whether this lantern was used ...
    Object     This candle lantern is painted black and is a cylindrical shape. It has a perforated slit and circle design with a cone shaped top and handle. There is also a ...
    1812 History
    Niagara Historical Society Museum
  • Property plan Near Queenston Village, 1812
    Property plan Near Queenston Village, 1812
    Text       A plan of property believed to be near Queenston Village, Niagara Township #1. The document is hand drawn. The document is undated but does have a paper water mark dated 1812.
    Text     A plan of property believed to be near Queenston Village, Niagara Township #1. The document is hand drawn. The document is undated but does have a paper water mark dated ...
    1812 History
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