The Niagara Falls Museum is located in the old Stamford Town Hall which was built way back in 1874. This place quite a history. It was given to the Lundy’s Lane Historical Society in 1971 and became to be known as the Lundy’s Lane Historical Museum. However in 2010 the operations was taken over by the city of Niagara itself and hence it is now known as the Niagara Falls History Museum. This museum has a vast collection of the history of Niagara Falls. The Museum itself is a very interesting place for people of all ages. It in fact shows the unique past of the Niagara city.
After the completion of the $12 Million renovation and expansion it was reopened in July 2012. The renovations has been done quite nicely; the museum now has three remarkable galleries that give you the story of Niagara Falls in a way that will awe you.
Gale Family War of 1812 Gallery:
The gallery is home to one of the best collections of 1812. Its primary focus is on the Battle of Lundy’s Lane. At this gallery the environment is set to the war ambiance aided with audio and visuals. There are also several activities for all like trying on the military coatee, handling a musket and feeling the weight of a cannon ball. There are many artefacts and the collections includes several items from those time as well. For example there are uniforms, equipment, weapons, relics, archival records and buttons that all date back to the Battle of Lundy’s Lane and the 1812 War.
- The community Gallery has been designed with the idea for the visitors to have a learning opportunity regarding all aspects of the community at Niagara Falls. This includes items like the culture, geology, industry, social life. It also includes matter on the subject of the dare devils who had attempted to conquer the falls. There are also geology interactive section. This section has rocks extracted from several parts of the falls that will illuminate at the touch of a button. There is also a bridge building interactive section where you can build bridge across the falls.
- But that is not all. If you are up for an adventure you can embark on a tight rope walk across the falls.
Temporary Exhibition Gallery:
- There is also one section in the Museum that has temporary galleries lasting for a short period of time. There are about 3 – 4 exhibitions of this kind in a year. The exhibitions held here in the past are
- Electricity one from the Ben Franklin Institute Philadelphia USA
- Art of Fact gallery from the Niagara Artists center, St Catharines, Ontario
- Ordinary Live Extraoriary Times: Italian Canadian Experiences during the world war II from the Columbus Centre, Toronto, Ontario
- Fakes and Forgeries from the Royal Ontario Museum, Tornoto, Ontario
- The History Museum is closed on Monday; just in case you were planning a trip on this day. However it is open on the other days of the week from 10 am to 5 pm in general except for Thursday when it is open till 9m.
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