Canal Days Museum Attractions

 
 

The Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum

Saturday, August 5 & Sunday, August 6 - 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

280 King Street (at Princess Street).
FREE Admission.

 

MORE THAN A MUSEUM!
Canal Days at the Museum is your destination for marine displays and photographs as well as railway, airplane and ship models. Enjoy the Great Lakes Model Boat Association’s remote control boat show in action and the Niagara Antique Power Association’s demonstrations from corn shucking to steam whistles. Watch artisans demonstrate blacksmithing, woodcarving, wool spinning, and rope ladder-making throughout the heritage village.  Visit with the 2nd Regiment Lincoln Militia 1812 re-enactors. The whole family can enjoy some toe-tapping live Folk and Maritime music under a canopy of shade. Satisfy your taste buds with food prepared by Mary Jane Smith from Riverside Berry Farm. Savour tea and freshly-baked biscuits in Arabella’s Edwardian Tea Room. 

  

JOIN US FOR:

  • Mary Lou Minor & Sideroad 3: Finalist in both the 2015 and 2016 Ontario Arts Council ‘Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award’, Mary Lou’s country/folk songs tell of real emotions lived by real people.
  • Kindred: Kitchen music taken to new heights
  • Tara’s School of Highland Dance
  •  Kids Zone – Face-painting, Heritage Dress-Up, Scavenger Hunt, Story Time, Games
  • Giant Sand Box – Build a Sand Castle
  • Official Canal Days T-Shirts for Sale
  • Mental Floss Sideshow presents Floss & Tann's Cabinet of Curiosity for the Incurably Curious

Explore our exhibits in the main gallery:

exposure 150: a photographic history of port colborne - In honour of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, this exhibit features a mosaic of 150 local photographs from the archives, chosen to illustrate stories of the people, places, and accomplishments of our community.  These snapshots are a window through which to explore Port Colborne’s past, where features like the Welland Canals have contributed to a unique and evolving cultural landscape.

 

Auction

One week, all-inclusive trip for two aboard a working laker on the Great Lakes donated by Lower Lakes Towing Ltd. For contest details contact: museum@portcolborne.ca

 

Find a shady spot to enjoy good music, food, and family fun during the 39th Annual Canal Days at the Museum.

 

                                                    

 

                      

 
 

Schedule

 Friday, august 4, 2017

12:00 – 5:00    Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum.  Free Admission, 280 King St. at Princess St.

2:00 – 4:00      Edwardian Tea at Arabella’s Tea Room

 

Saturday, august 5, 2017

11:00 – 5:00    Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum. 280 King St. at Princess St. Free Admission

11:00 – 5:00    Remote Control Model Boat Show on the Hour at the Museum

11:00 – 5:00    Historic Photographs Slide Show at the Archives

11:00-5:00        Kids’ Zone – Face painting, Heritage Dress-Up, Games

11:00 – 5:00    Kids’ Scavenger Hunt on the Grounds

11:30 – 4:30    Build a Sand Castle at the Museum in our Giant Sandbox

11:15 – 11:30  2nd Regiment LincolnMilitia Drill Demonstration

11:30 – 4:30    Mary Lou Minor & Sideroad 3 – A Blend of Country, Folk and Blues Music

1:00 – 3:00      Philip Main – Model Ship Construction Demonstration

1:00 – 4:00      Edwardian Tea at Arabella’s Tea Room

 12:00 – 5:00    Mental Floss Sideshow Present ‘Floss & Tann’s Cabinet of Curiosity for the Incurably Curious’

12:00 – 4:00    Story Time by the Library at the Museum

3:30- 4:00        2nd Regiment Lincoln Militia Drill Demonstration

 

Sunday, august 6, 2017

11:00 – 5:00    Remote Control Model Boat Show on the Hour at the Museum

11:00 – 5:00    Historic PhotographsSlide Show at the Archives

11:00 – 4:30    Kids’ Scavenger Hunt on the Grounds

11:00 – 5:00    Kids’ Zone – Face painting, Heritage Dress-Up, Games

11:15 – 1:15    Tara’s School of Highland Dance Performance at the Museum

12:00 – 12:30  2nd Regiment LincolnMilitia Drill Demonstration

11:30 – 4:30    Kindred – Kitchen music taken to new heights

11:30 – 4:30    Build a Sand Castle at the Museum in our Giant Sandbox

12:00 – 5:00    Mental Floss Sideshow Present ‘Floss & Tann’s Cabinet of Curiosity for the IncurablyCurious’

12:00 – 4:00    Story Time by the Library at the Museum

1:00 – 3:00      Philip Main – Model Ship Construction Demonstration

1:00 – 4:00      Edwardian Tea at Arabella’s Tea Room at the Museum

3:00 – 3:30      Under Water Archeology – HMS Hunter Exhibit Tour

3:30- 4:00        2nd Regiment Lincoln Militia Drill Demonstration

4:30 – 4:45      Kids’ Scavenger Hunt Prize Basket Draw

 

monday, august 7, 2017

 12:00 – 5:00    Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum.  Free Admission, 280 King St. at Princess St. 

2:00 – 4:00      Edwardian Tea at Arabella’s Tea Room