Schedule of Events

April 25, 2016

Archives Reopens
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

May 1st 2015

Open 12-5 Daily, Free Admission

May 29th, 2016

32nd Annual Arabella's Pie Social

Port Colborne Museum, 280 King St.

Free Admission

12:00pm - 4:00pm

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

June 1st, 2016

Arabella's Tea Room Opens

June 1st to the 4th, 2016

Arabella's Tea for Two Week, two for the price of one

July 4- July 8, 2016

Underwater Archaology Summer Camp

Canal Days - July 30-31, 2016

38th Annual Canal Days, a marine heritage festival at the Museum.

August 8- August 12, 2016

Settlers Stories Summer Camp

December 4th, 2016

40th Annual Grand Old Christmas Festival 12-4pm

Experience a Christmas event.

Complete with carriage rides, pioneer activities, warm chestnuts, many purchasable yuletide items and, of course, Santa!

Port Colborne Museum, 280 King St.

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

December 5 - 10th

Arabella's Tea Room Serving Christmas pudding & sauce 2-4


Exhibits and Events

May- December

The Noble Experiment: Temperance & Prohibition

May - December

Call to Action! Port Colborne Under Threat

July- December

Pulling into Port

November - December

Christmas in the Making



The Noble Experiment: Temperance and Prohibition

May- Decemeber

The Nobel Experiment: Temperance and Prohibition: The demon rum? Or a cup that cheers? Canadians have been arguing about alcohol for at least two hundred years! This exhibit on loan from the Peterborough Museum and Archives explores the debate that affected Canadians on every level: from their own homes to the national and international stages. Commemorating 100 years since the start of prohibition in Ontario, this travelling exhibit will be complemented by artifacts from our own collection.


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Call to Action! Port Colborne Under Threat

May- December

Call to Action! Port Colborne Under Threat: In 1866, the sleepy village of Port Colborne became the staging area for defense during the last invasion of Canada. Being situated on the Welland Canal with two railway lines, Port Colborne was the ideallocation to muster regular forces and the militia to counter the Fenian threat. Learn about the Welland Canal Field Battery and the important role played by local residents during the 1866 Fenian Raid, and the Battle of Ridgeway.

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Fenian Raid