The St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre is celebrating Black History Month in February with special tours of its award-winning Follow the North Star exhibit.
Learn more about local Black History at the St. Catharines Museum with 60-minute guided tours every Thursday and Saturday in February. Tours take place at 10 a.m.
Follow the North Star is a permanent exhibit at the museum and recognizes the contributions of local Black Canadians to the history of St. Catharines, Niagara, and Canada. Black History Month is celebrated across the country every February.
The museum is also hosting screenings of the 2019 documentary “Risking Everything: A Story of Niagara’s Freedom Seekers”, following the Saturday tours at 11 a.m. The documentary, which was screened by the museum as a Canadian premiere last year, tells the story of African-Americans who made their dangerous journey from slave states to Canada, by crossing the Niagara River before the U.S. Civil War.
The guided tours and film screening are open to everyone. Admission is by donation.
The St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre is located at 1932 Welland Canals Parkway. The museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is by donation.