VMLS via Podcast – Archaeology of a 19th Century Shipyard

Promotional Image for the lecture presented on June 9, 2020

Virtual Museum Lecture Series via Podcast

In the spring of 2020, we began to offer history lectures through our Virtual Museum Lecture Series live on Youtube. Now, with over 20 lectures, we’re happy to bring the lecture audio to the podcast format so that more people can enjoy these fascinating stories. If you want to catch the lectures in-full, take a gander at our YouTube channel – you’ll find us under St. Catharines Museum. We will release most of the 20 lectures over the next few weeks, and as we add more lectures to Youtube, so too will they eventually appear here on the podcast. We hope these lectures provide a bit of historical joy and also spark imagination and exploration into our City’s rich history.

More lectures are headed your way this fall. For details, please visit our website, stcatharinesmuseum.ca.

Today’s lecture is pretty special as it features the first guests we had join us on the lecture series. Teacher Rassika Risko and her dramatic arts students from Governor Simcoe Secondary School appear in my discussion of the Shipyard Strikes from 1861 and how we turned some dramatic history into a play. And Dr. Kimberly Monk joins us to talk about the history of the Shickluna Shipyard, along with the thrilling story of the archaeological dig she is leading at the yard. This lecture was originally presented on June 9, 2020.


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