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The Monuments Men – Part 4: Three Houghton boys went off to war. Only one returned

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Niagara-on-the-Lake's iconic clock tower cenotaph. In recognition of the cenotaph's century of service through two world wars and beyond, NOTL historian Ron Dale has been...

Exploring Photos: Thayendanega-Rousseaux powder horn

June 21 was National Indigenous Peoples Day and this week we are featuring an...

Butterfly release honours loved ones lost during pandemic

About 250 new residents moved in Saturday afternoon and each one of them represents...

Exploring Photos with the NOTL Museum: The Negro Burial Ground 1831-1878

This week’s image is not one from our collection. Unfortunately, there are no images...

Arch-i-text: Another ghost in NOTL

Since its settlement, Niagara-on-the-Lake (aka Newark, Niagara) has witnessed the loss of many fine...

The Monuments Men – Part 4: Three Houghton boys went off to war. Only one returned

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Niagara-on-the-Lake's iconic clock tower cenotaph. In recognition of the cenotaph's century of service through two world wars and beyond, NOTL...

Exploring Photos: Thayendanega-Rousseaux powder horn

June 21 was National Indigenous Peoples Day and this week we are featuring an artifact from our collection. This powder horn is beautifully decorated...

Butterfly release honours loved ones lost during pandemic

About 250 new residents moved in Saturday afternoon and each one of them represents someone who was deeply loved and lost. They weren’t people, they...

Exploring Photos with the NOTL Museum: The Negro Burial Ground 1831-1878

This week’s image is not one from our collection. Unfortunately, there are no images of the former Baptist Church nor the cemetery during its...

Arch-i-text: Another ghost in NOTL

Since its settlement, Niagara-on-the-Lake (aka Newark, Niagara) has witnessed the loss of many fine pieces of architecture. We all know of the burning of...

Arch-i-text: Knobs, locks and knockers

You are a gentleman of the late 18th century who is calling upon the impressive home of Mr. D.W. Smith Esq. Mounting the stairs to...

The Monuments Men – Part 2: Finding Private Ryan and the mystery surrounding one NOTL soldier

On Saturday, June 4, the Legion and Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake celebrated the 100th anniversary of the iconic clock tower cenotaph with a ceremony and parade. In...

The Monuments Men – Part 3: Three soldiers who were victims of unexpected killers

This month marks the 100th anniversary of Niagara-on-the-Lake's iconic clock tower cenotaph. In recognition of the cenotaph's century of service through two world wars and beyond, NOTL...

Exploring Photos with the NOTL Museum: Memorial clock tower 100th anniversary

This photograph shows the memorial clock tower in the 1920s with a perspective looking toward King Street. Note the rail crossing sign on the left for...

The Monuments Men – Part 1: William Currie was first NOTL soldier to die overseas

When the First World War broke out on Aug. 4, 1914, Sir Sam Hughes, Canada’s minister of militia and defence, called for volunteers. Within a few days, more than 35,000 Canadians answered the call, arriving at a...

Editorial: Virgil Stampede was the medicine we needed

The Virgil Stampede was a blast this weekend. All around, kids and parents alike were enjoying time out in the open air and sun....

Arch-i-text: Not what it looked like

In the past few days, I had occasion to take a fairly long walk along the streets of Old Town. As is my wont, this...

Growing Together: Now is the time to start summer container gardening

Well, our milder night-time temperatures mean it should be safe to put our annual containers out. Container gardening is something that everyone can participate in. Whether...

Exploring Photos with the NOTL Museum: Battle of Fort George, May 27, 1813

This watercolour depicts the War of 1812’s Battle of Fort George on May 27, 1813. It is a view toward the mouth of the Niagara...

Exploring Photos with the NOTL Museum: The village of Queenston

This circa 1903 photograph of Queenston looks south down Queenston Street. The South Landing Inn, on Front Street, is just left of centre in...

Arch-i-text: The restoration question

When it comes to our built heritage, I am first and foremost a preservationist. In cases where historic materials, elements or details still exist, it is always...

Arch-i-text: A treasure that needs saving

I was channel surfing recently and stumbled upon a program that caught my attention. It was an American story about an individual who has made...

Arch-i-text: Niagaras Neo-Classical

During the rebuilding phase immediately after the War of 1812, a new architectural expression captured the attention of the monied folks here in Canada. This...

Editorial: COVID is making the rounds … again

It’s a similar story no matter who you talk to — it seems everyone knows someone who has had COVID-19 of late. As testing reaches...

Arch-i-text: Capturing a sense of place

For many reasons, I am a huge fan of adaptive reuse of our old buildings. Not only does this practice preserve the history and...

Arch-i-text: Blindsided again

While investigating the whereabouts of a client’s heritage grant I discovered that with no advanced warning or announcement the Region of Niagara had quietly...

Exploring Photos with the NOTL Museum: The Ing family home and business

Besides this being their family home, the Ing family operated a laundry service out of the basement and also sold tickets for the Niagara streetcar...

Editorial: Please don’t feed the coyotes

It's coyote season in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Again. The canids are leaving their dens, looking for food and, in many cases, scaring the heck out of residents. People's...

Arch-i-text: A reflection of change

Renovations can change the face of a house. Sometimes for the better, too often for the worse and occasionally, as many decades pass, create a...

Editorial: Happy ending to learning pod saga

It’s a nice thing when stories have happy endings. So we were happy to learn that the Niagara Alternative Learning Alliance has taken steps to become...

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