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Exploring Photos: Back to School circa 1900

It’s back to school time again for Niagara-on-the-Lake students. Here’s a photograph of students in front of the former kindergarten room at 267 Davey St. Kindergarten started in Canada in 1882 and was

Exploring Photos: Peach time in NOTL

This photograph shows a team of horses pulling a wagon loaded with baskets of peaches. It was taken on King Street in front of the Plumb house, which was located where the old

Exploring Photos: St. Davids Cement Works

This week’s photograph is of St. Davids Cement Works, also known as the Queenston Cement Works, which was built near the Queenston Quarries by Isaac Usher and Sons in 1882. A layer of

Exploring Photos: Greene’s Livery Stable

This week’s image is of the former livery stables of the Greene family. The stables were established on King Street by Michael J. Greene sometime in the late 1800s. During the 1901 visit

Exploring Photos: Caddies at the NOTL golf course

School’s out and Niagara-on-the-Lake kids no doubt are excited for some summertime fun. This 1902 photograph features the Niagara Golf Club caddies goofing around near the clubhouse while on their summer break. Local

Exploring Photos: St. Andrew’s Church

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church is gearing up for the Strawberry Festival this weekend and our Tiny Museum will be there with one of our travelling exhibitions. This week’s image is brought to you

Exploring Photos: Butler’s Barracks

Butler’s Barracks is a historic military complex found off King and Mary streets on the Commons. The original barracks were first built in 1778 on the banks of the Niagara River. They were

Exploring Photos: A royal mishap

In honour of the King’s coronation on May 6, we present an image from our Royal Family collection. Unfortunately we do not have any photographs of the current King here in NOTL. However,

Exploring Photos: Randwood, circa 1905

This photograph of “Woodlawn,” now known as Randwood, is from a promotional booklet that was issued circa 1905. Our community at the time was experiencing an era of tourism growth with leisurely resorts

Exploring Photos: Tossing at Niagara Camp, 1872

This illustration shows a blanket tossing at the Niagara Camp military training grounds in 1872. This activity was originally practise by the Inupiat and Inuit from the northern communities. They used a seal skin. It


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