One Hour in the Past E603 – Newspapers

Welcome to One Hour in the Past, a podcast series presented by the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre.

Have you ever noticed that a simple information search can lead you in strange and wonderful directions? As in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, historical research can lead you down a winding rabbit hole that might take you off your original path and lead you to new and amazing historical places!

This podcast series starts with that premise! Adrian Petry, Visitors Services Coordinator and Kathleen Powell, Supervisor of Historical Services and Curator, both from the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre, have challenged each other to explore the weird and wonderful places that one hour of research on a topic will take them. Join them as they share their findings!


Extra, extra! On today’s episode of One Hour in the Past Kathleen and Adrian discuss the transitional and ever-changing nature of news media and the conservator’s nightmare: newsprint/paper!



1 – Kathleen’s lecture on the 1917 Canadian Federal Election

2 – Kathleen mentioned checking out old newspapers at

3 – Check out the Printing episode of One Hour in the Past.

4 – The Lincoln Paper Mill, c. 1960.

5 – Adrian’s current read (and source of the President McKinley Rabbit Hole): The President and the Assassin.

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