Culture & Recreation >> Museums, Heritage & History

Education Programs

Our curriculum based programs are designed to engage students in local history and provide opportunities for learning, discovery and fun. To inquire about pricing or to book a program, please contact Programming Curator Nicole Komar at 905-894-5322.

The Fenian Raids and Confederation

The Fenian Raids and Confederation school program provides your students with an exciting and innovative look into an event of local and national importance. Two programming options exist: a “mini-museum” can come to your school, or you can bring your class to the outdoor exhibit at the Battle of Ridgeway Memorial Park. During the program, students will interact with art and artifacts, while participating in hands-on learning activities. An educator’s resource guide, containing background information, supplemental lesson plans and historical resources, is included with each program booked.

Duration: 90 minutes
Curriculum Connections:  Grade 8: History - Confederation

Archaeology Adventures
photograph of a male teenager investigating artifacts.
Offered at Mewinzha, the Public Bridge Authority’s Gallery and Interpretive Centre, this program offers students a glimpse into the lives of the area’s earliest residents. A multi-media introduction to archaeology is followed by a hands-on activity; becoming “history detectives,” students will determine which artifacts are real, which are fake and how the objects were used. A gallery tour connects student learning about early Aboriginal inhabitants of the Fort Erie area with the Museum’s rich archaeological collection.

Duration: 90 Minutes

Curriculum Connections:
Grade 3: Social Studies, Heritage and Citizenship – Early Settlements in Upper Canada
Grade 4: Science and Technology, Understanding Earth and Space Systems – Rocks and Minerals
Grade 5: Social Studies, Heritage and Citizenship – Early Civilizations
Grade 6: Social Studies, Heritage and Citizenship – First Nation People
Grade 7: History – New France



Fort Erie's Early Settlers

Photograph of a young girl dressed up in a settlers outfit
This outreach (in-school) program offers hands-on and interactive experiences to explore pioneer life in Fort Erie. Students will learn about early settler's homes, occupations and communities in the early 1800s, before trying on a piece of this history using the Museum's collection of reproduction historic costumes.

Duration: 75 Minutes

Curriculum Connections:
Grade 1: Heritage and Citizenship - Relationships, Rules and Responsibilities
Grade 1: Canada and World Connections - The Local Community
Grade 2: Heritage and Citizenship - Traditions and Celebrations
Grade 3: Heritage and Citizenship - Early Settler Communities


Education Programs for Brownies, Cubs, Guides and Scouts

Guides and Scouts: Heritage Badge

Learn about the history of our local community while touring the Museum. Guides and Scouts will explore early Canadian art and artifacts, listen to stories and experience aspects of early settler life. This program concludes with a family tree workshop in the Museum’s archives.

Duration: 90 minutes

Brownies: Aboriginal People in Canada Badge
Cubs: Aboriginal Awareness Badge

Learn about Aboriginal people who lived in our area thousands of years ago! Examine archaeological artifacts and participate in a hands-on discovery activity.

Duration: 60 minutes