Schedule of Events

Archives re-open 1- 5 p.m.

Museum opens 12 - 5 p.m. daily, FREE Admission

36th Annual Arabella's Pie Social 12 - 4 p.m., FREE Admission

Enjoy an Edwardian Tea and homemade pie, Niagara Antique Power Association displays, perennial plants sale & print your own bookmark on a heritage press.

Arabella's Team Room Opens

Arabella's Tea for Two, two for the price of one from 2 - 4 p.m.

Fridays June/July/August

Guided Tours of Museum Exhibits and Heritage Village at 1 pm

Canal Days - August 1 - 2, 2020

42nd Annual Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival at the Museum.

December 6, 2020 - 44th Annual Grand Old Christmas Festival 12 - 4 p.m.

Experience a Christmas event. Complete with carriage rides, pioneer activities, warm chestnuts, many purchasable yuletide items and, of course, Santa!


For more information, please call us at 905-834-7604

December 7 -12 , 2020

Arabella's Tea Room Serving Christmas pudding & sauce from 2 - 4 p.m.


Exhibits and Events

May- December

A Village by the Canal

May - November



Misener Family Shipping


Keep Me Warm at Night




A Village by the Canal


A Village by the Canal: Take a look back to 150 years ago when Port Colborne was incorporated as a village. This exhibit explores the remarkable history of daily life in a village, and the skills and trades which were characteristic of Port Colborne’s inhabitants in the era of 1870-1917.




Judging: Helen Kinnear was called to the bar 100 years ago, beginning a legal career during which she accomplished a number of firsts for women, including becoming the first federally-appointed female judge in Canada. Raised in Port Colborne, it was here she first practiced law. This exhibit takes a journey through her remarkable legal career and accomplishments.