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Artifact of the Week: Coverlet woven by Edward Graf

Artifact of the Week: Coverlet woven by Edward Graf

Welcome to this week’s Artifact of the Week presented by the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. This week’s artifact is a Coverlet woven by Edward Graf. Edward Graf IN the 1850s, Edward Graf, a weaver, moved to Gasline and began a business of weaving that would last nearly a century, later carried on by […]

Artifact of the Week: Port Colborne Lions Club Diamond Anniversary Souvenir Pin

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Artifact of the Week: Port Colborne Lions Club Diamond Anniversary Souvenir Pin

Welcome to the Artifact of the Week from the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. This week’s artifact is a souvenir pin from the Port Colborne Lions Club Diamond Anniversary donated by Nancy Sloan. Port Colborne Lions Club The Port Colborne Lions Club, formed in 1922, has a long history of serving the community with […]

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Artifact of the Week: Lawn Bowling Balls

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Artifact of the Week: Lawn Bowling Balls

Welcome to the Artifact of the Week from the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. This week’s artifact is a set of Lawn Bowling Balls donated by Lynn van Dillen. Port Colborne Lawn Bowling Club First organized in 1916 – 1917, the Port Colborne Lawn Bowling Club was active until 1998. Among its members was […]

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Artifact of the Week: Humberstone S.S. #6 School Sign

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Artifact of the Week: Humberstone S.S. #6 School Sign

Welcome to the Artifact of the Week presented by the Port Colborne Marine and Heritage Museum. This week’s artifact features the Humberstone S.S. #6 School Sign. Bethel School S.S. #6 Humberstone This wooden medallion was likely mounted on the front door of the 1866 brick schoolhouse. The 1866 brick building replaced a log schoolhouse that […]

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Artifact of the Week: Graybiel Ledger

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Artifact of the Week: Graybiel Ledger

Welcome to the Artifact of the Week from the Port Colborne Marine and Historical Museum. This week’s artifact is the Graybiel Ledger donated by Mr. Wm. D. Fear. The Graybiel Ledger In 1791 an unknown Pennsylvania blacksmith made the first entries in this ledger, one of the oldest books in the museum collection. In 1793, […]

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Artifact of the Week: Projecter lens from the Strand Theatre

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Artifact of the Week: Projecter lens from the Strand Theatre

Welcome to the Artifact of the Week from the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum. This week’s artifact features a projector lens used at the Strand Theatre donated by Ron Baer. The Strand Theatre 1939 – 1969 The Strand Theatre was located at 59 Clarence St., where the Royal Bank is today. In the early […]

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