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Monday, May 20, 2024
Popular historical Neighbourhood Walks return this May
Jan King-Watson, seen here at the Voices of Freedom Park, will lead the first Neighbourhood Walks tour on May 1, talking about the history of Black settlement in early Niagara. SUPPLIED
Denise Ascenzo, seen here leading a group on Queen Street, will lead a group on May 24 sharing the street's evolving history. SUPPLIED
Architect Brian Marshall, seen here with a group at St. Marks during a walking tour in 2023, will lead a walk on May 31 about NOTL's architecture. SUPPLIED

Tickets are on sale now for this May’s return of the Neighbourhood Walks series, a chance to learn more about the history of Niagara-on-the-Lake embedded in your surroundings.

An annual series hosted by the NOTL Museum, there will be five walking tours held next month, exploring specific apects of the town’s history and character, led by different tour guides each week.

Here are the dates for each walk, the subject of exploration and the guide:

  • May 3: Voices of Freedom — The history of Black settlement in early Niagara, with Jan King-Watson
  • May 10: St. Davids — The captivating stories of this NOTL village, with Megan Gilchrist
  • May 17: Queenston — The historic imporance of this long-standing community, with Linda Fritz
  • May 24: Queen Street Homes — A look at the ever-changing and evolving history of this heritage street, with Denise Ascenzo
  • May 31: Architecture — Professional insight into the architectural nature of the town’s buildings, with Brian Marshall

The museum offers regular weekend historical walking tours from June to September, but the Neighbourhood Walks maintain an appeal to local sin particular.

Tickets are $10 for members of the museum, $8 for enhanced members and $15 for non-members. All walks begin at 6 p.m.

To register and for more information, call 905-468-3912, or email Amy Klassen at aklassen@nhsm.ca.

Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.

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