Museum Chat Live! E510 – Strike: 1861


On this episode of Museum Chat Live!, hear the dramatic and rarely-told story of a major strike closed shipyards across Niagara in the summer of 1861, and how the story has been turned into a play by the students at Governor Simcoe Secondary School.


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Watch the students of Governor Simcoe Secondary School perform the opening scene from Strike: 1861 (virtually):

Watch the a lecture from the Virtual Museum Lecture Series about the Archaeology at Shickluna’s Shipyard:


The St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre, located next to Lock 3 of the historic Welland Canal, is a leading local history museum and community gathering place, engaging visitors and building relationships with partners, while demonstrating curatorial leadership and innovative programming and exhibits. The St. Catharines Museum is dedicated to engaging visitors in the celebration of our local stories and the cultural identity and history of the City. We are a community resource that interprets, exhibits, researches, acquires, and preserves material culture and stories of St. Catharines.

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