Events Calendar

Upcoming Events Across Ontario

Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum Virtual Lecture: Free at Last


George Webber presents "Free at last:" A look back at the lives of early black residents. George is a board member of the Niagara Historical Society and is currently working on a committee to uncover more information on the people buried in the Niagara Baptist Church Burial Ground (formerly known as the Negro Burial Ground.) Presentations...

Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum Virtual Lecture: “The Discovery and Investigation of the John Butler Homestead”


Ron Williamson presents “The Discovery and Investigation of the John Butler Homestead: Perspectives from Two Decades Later” In addition to delineating the foundations of the John Butler Homestead, which are now interpreted on the site, ASI investigations yielded over 50,000 ceramic sherds and over 14,000 animal bones. These finds allowed our archaeologists to reconstruct the...

Orillia Museum of Art and History (Virtual): From Virginia to Canada: The Journey of My Black Ancestors (A Black History Month Presentation)


While breaking down his ancestral brick wall, which had him stumped for almost thirty years, Paul Barber, a Caucasian born and raised Canadian, found out that his through his maternal side, the Hendersons, he was part of African-American history. Join us to hear Paul Barber recount the family journey that led him to Orillia where, the...

Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum Virtual Lecture: “Canada and the Civil War”


Brian Martin presents “Canada and the Civil War: Opening Eyes in Niagara and Beyond.” Canada and Canadians played an interesting role before, during and after the American Civil War, 1861 to 1865. About 40,000 Americans, primarily formerly enslaved Black persons arrived along the Underground Railroad. During the war Canada sold goods to both sides and...