We Were Taught Differently: The Indian Residential School Experience

This exhibit examines the Indian residential school experience, most particularly in the two schools that were located in Kenora, Ontario – Cecilia Jeffrey and St. Mary’s. It also includes mention of all six schools in Treaty #3, as many local residents were sent to schools outside the immediate Kenora area. The exhibit is reflective of the residential school experience across Canada, nation-wide.

Powerful images, text, video, archival material and personal recollections combine to tell the story of the residential school experience. Visitors will learn why residential schools were established, what life in the schools was like, the legacy of the schools, the recent settlement agreement, and Government and church apologies.

The primary objectives of this exhibit are to acknowledge this part of our history; to promote awareness about the residential schools and the long-term effect they had on the First Nations people; and to honour those whose lives have been touched by the schools. It is an exhibit for everyone.

The exhibit will be at the museum until April.

Thank you to The Muse - The Lake of the Woods Museum for the travelling exhibit.


There's an App for that

Technology has come a long way in the past century. Come explore all the machines, computers, gadgets and gizmos used throughout the years that have essentially been replaced by mini computers in all our pockets - the cellphone.


Sunnyside Dairy Cart

Visit the Sunnyside Dairy Cart and help us get the full picture!

Share your memories by contacting us at 905-732-2215 or info@wellandmuseum.ca.

The cart is temporarily at the Seawall Mall and will be permanently displayed at the museum soon!


Infinite History - Métis in Niagara Exhibition

Musee de Welland Museum in partnership with the Niagara Region Métis Council are proud to present: Infinite History - Métis in Niagara Exhibition.  The exhibit celebrates the history and culture of the Métis and their significance to the Niagara area.


Canal and Industry Galleries

Come explore Welland's industrial age with the Canal and Industry Galleries. These galleries showcase and examine the importance of the building of the canals on the evolution of Welland as a city, as well as the development of the city's industrial roots. The exhibit includes many photographs and artefacts from the major factories, companies and businesses that grew Welland.


"Live, Learn, Explore" Gallery

The museum's "Live, Learn , Explore" gallery is meant just for kids. Your children can meet our reptiles and critter friends courtesy of Reptile Kingdom, play with toys, play in our ball pit, and learn about bones and fossils!

 

 


Simply Capitol

Simply Capitol

The Capitol Theatre was designed by Welland architect Norman Kearns and built for business man Samuel Lambert. Seating 1200 people, it was the largest theatre in the Niagara Peninsula. In its early days it was a vaudeville house as well as a movie theatre, showcasing silent movies and later a format to provide entertainment and news to the people of Welland during the war. Famous Players renovated the theatre in 1955 and the Capitol closed forever in 1969. The building was demolished in 1978.
This exhibit brings the Capitol back to life with an intimate reconstruction of the movie palace, complete with box office and movies!