History InSite 2017


Walking around downtown this weekend you might run into a couple of our white-A-frame sign boards that are a part of our neat-o In the Soil Arts Festival site-specific installation entitled History InSite.

In the Soil
In the Soil is one of the greatest things to happen to St. Catharines as it really encourages arts and culture in the city to get growing (literally and figuratively) as we shed Winter and emerge from the dark into Spring.

History InSite
At the St. Catharines Museum we love any opportunity to share our collection – which belongs to the people of St. Catharines. History InSite is a great way to explore the city’s history, in the place where it happened, with the visual aid of historic photographs from our collection. Since the installation is spread  throughout Downtown, there’s a scavenger hunt element to searching out and taking in the exhibit.

If you’re a history keener (like us) and are interested in taking a guided walking tour, you can meet Museum historians at the Festival Hub/Interactive Village on James Street on the hour between 11 am and 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, 2017. We’ll have some really cool stories and additional photos that compliment the exhibit.

You can also go out on your own, with or without a map and information guide (available at the Festival Hub/Interactive Village).

If you’re on your own and you’d like to learn more about the exhibit and our history, you can do the following: take a Saturday or Sunday in the near future and come to visit the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre at Lock 3 on the Welland Canal, 1932 Welland Canals Parkway in St. Catharines.

Until then, we hope to see you this weekend, taking in the sights and sounds and maybe even smells of all the arts and culture this city has to offer.

Happy Festival, all!


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