Beatty and Sons was the leading industry and largest employer in Welland in the late 1800s. In 1870, the construction of the Third Welland Canal created a need for the manufacturing of dredges. Come out to hear the story of Matthew Beatty’s company.
Visual Artists of Welland 2nd Showing (July 18-August 24) ART SHOW AND SALE hosted by the Welland Historical Museum. Open for public viewing based on regular museum hours. Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Come see the history of Atlas Steels come to life as we celebrate the significance of this industry's history in Welland and around the world! Be one of the first to try out our new VR experience and get a real sense of a day inside the plant.
Visual Artists of Welland members are invited to be a part of the Welland Historical Museum Art show which runs June 6th to July 18th and July 18th to August 24th with small opening receptions on June 6th and July 18th.Muse
The Board of Directors of the Musée de Welland Museum cordially invites you to the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6 p.m. at 140 King. Street, Welland. Celebrate with us! Come & hear & see all the fabulous events & exhibits your museum has shared with the community this past year. Refreshments will be served.
Join us for activities during March break! Parent supervision required for all events. Scoop McCoy’s events are sponsored by the Canadian Federation of University Women. The reptile show is $5 for members and $8 for non-members. Donations appreciated for all other events.
Ric Nattress was a solid positional defenceman. He played over 500 regular season games for five different teams and helped the Calgary Flames win the Stanley Cup in 1989. The native of Hamilton, Ontario was drafted 27th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft after a fine rookie season with the Brantford Alexanders of the OHA.
The exhibit tells the story of the ship's actions in the War of 1812, the discovery of the wreck on the Southampton Beach, the archaeological excavation of the hull and, after years of research, the identification of the hull as HMS General Hunter. The exhibit includes Virtual Reality experiences with interactive 3D replicas of the exterior and interior of the ship, videos of the ship in action at the famous Battle of Lake Erie, and interpretive panels covering the discovery, excavation and identification of HMS General Hunter . The gallery will also feature a look at other shipwrecks on the Great Lakes.
Please join us for a day of music, demonstrations and guest speakers at the closing of the “Our Voices” exhibit at the Welland Museum. After a very successful year long exhibit celebrating Canadian culture, we say goodbye to this unique and well received exhibit.
ALOHA! It's time for our final event of the the First Fridays 2017 Series! Join us at the Welland Historical Museum for Blue Hawaii on Dec. 1 from 7-10pm. It's going to be a retro-themed luau fit for Elvis himself! We'll have music, food & cash bar by The Smokin' Buddha , AND Elvis impersonator Roy Leblanc.
Join us on June 17th at the Welland Museum from 9am to 2pm for the Niagara Brewery Collectibles Trade Show! Admission is free and food will be available at a nominal fee. We look forward to seeing you there!
The Welland Museum is having a Murder Mystery Fundraiser on April 29th at the Welland Rose City Legion. Come out for a night of dinner, entertainment, and silent auction. Tickets are $40/person or $35/person when booking a table of 8. Tickets can be book online or by phone.
Far too often the accomplishments of First Nations, Inuit and Metis in the military are neglected. The Welland Museum is pleased to welcome guest speaker and proud warrior WO Sheldon Quinn of the PPCLI, who will comment on Canadian Aboriginal military involvement from the War of 1812 to the present day. Quinn is a serving Warrant Officer and a member of Saddle Cree Nation in the Treaty Six Territory of Alberta, who saw action in several key military operations including Afghanistan.
The Welland Museum is pleased to announce our summer movie schedule! Happening on selected Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoon’s, the Museum will be showing war films to accompany the opening of a new exhibit, Niagara and the Great Wars.
The next speaker in our Niagara and the Great Wars speaker series is Kathleen Powell’s presentation on Canal Workers and Veterans. The talk takes place on Saturday June 4, 2016 and begins at 2:00pm. Pre-registration is required. Tickets are $10 each. To register, please call 905-732-2215.
Alex Boucher, a 103 year old Metis Veteran, will be at the Welland Museum for a book signing on June 18, 2016. The event runs from 2pm – 3pm, and is presented by the Metis Nation of Ontario Veteran’s Council.
The Welland Museum will once again be hosting their Annual Christmas Open House on Saturday December 5, 2015. The event will take place at the Museum and runs from 10am - 4pm. The day will consist of crafts, hot beverages, and snacks. Be sure to stop at the gift shop, which is stocked with unique gifts from local crafters, artists and vendors. It is also home to the "It's All Welland Good" t-shirts. This year, the Welland Museum is also offering photos with Santa for $5.00 each. The Santa, as pictured in the poster, will be here from 12 - 2 pm. Lastly, visitors are asked to kindly bring a non-perishable food item for donation to a local organization.
Join Andrew Bucsis for a lecture on the Welland Murals. While the murals are celebrating their 25th anniversary, how many know why and how they were made? This lecture will explore the development of the murals, how they were constructed and what their current condition is. Don’t miss out on your chance to learn all about the Welland Murals before they are gone forever!
The Welland Public Library and the Welland Museum are joining forces to bring a night of fun to Welland. Together, they are hosting a Trivia Night on Friday, November 6th at Riverstone Event Centre. The Trivia Night will include eight rounds of trivia questions, a silent auction in support of the Library and a 50/50 draw in support of the Museum. Doors open at 6:30pm and trivia begins at 7:30pm. A cash bar will be available and guests will be filled with hot and cold food platters consistently throughout the night.
The Welland Museum will be holding a general meeting to elect the new board of management on Wednesday May 27 from 7 - 8pm. The meeting will be located at the Museum on 140 King Street and is a free event open to museum members.