St. Catharines Museum celebrates Black History Month with tours

The St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre is celebrating Black History Month in February with special guided tours of its award-winning Follow the North Star exhibit.

Museum visitors are invited to learn more about local Black History at the St. Catharines Museum with special guided tours every Thursday at 10 a.m. and select Saturdays (Feb. 10, 24) at 2 p.m.

“Everyone is invited to explore the Follow the North Star exhibit and discover the rich legacy of Niagara’s African-Canadians,” said Kathleen Powell, curator of the St. Catharines Museum. “The special guided tours tell the stories the city’s first African-Canadian settlers, such as Harriet Tubman, St. Catharines’ role in the Underground Railroad, and more.”

Follow the North Star is a permanent exhibit at the St. Catharines Museum and recognizes the contributions of local African Americans to St. Catharines, Niagara, and Canada. Black History Month is celebrated across the country every February and offers the opportunity for everyone to learn about these stories and the many important contributions of Black Canadians.

Tours are open to everyone; however, space is limited. Call 905.984.8880 to book your tour. Admission is by donation.

Visit to learn more about its Black History Month activities, the Follow the North Star exhibit and other information about the St. Catharines Museum.

Source – City of St. Catharines press release



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