VenueAround Town
Time: Friday 5pm-9pm; Saturday 11am-5pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm
CategoryInteractive + Workshops, Family Friendly
City of OriginSt. Catharines
PriceFree /


A site-specific photographic installation using the Museum’s collection to juxtapose the past against modern streetscapes, emphasizing the value of our city’s built heritage.


Now presenting its third annual instalment, History InSite is just one of many of the Museum’s special community outreach projects. Along with the Museum’s award-winning pop-up museum exhibition aMUSE, History InSite allows the Museum to exhibit it’s large and rich collection of St. Catharines history to a wide, diverse, and engaged community audience.

For the first time, History InSite installations will come alive with volunteers portraying the people included in the photograph’s landscape. These Tableaux Vivant-style ‘happenings’ will only take place during guided tours of the installation.

The St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canals Centre is located next to the historic and picturesque Lock 3 of the Welland Ship Canal. Charged with collecting and interpreting the history of St. Catharines and the Welland Canal, the St. Catharines Museum’s collection spans nearly 800,000 objects, with major exhibition spaces welcoming well over 100,000 visitors per year.