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    VMLS via Podcast – Tracing the Tracks of the Underground Railroad

    VMLS via Podcast – Tracing the Tracks of the Underground Railroad

    On today’s lecture, we join our public programmer Sara Nixon as she traces the tracks of the Underground Railroad and examines the legacy of Freedom Seekers arriving in St. Catharines in the 1850s. This lecture was originally presented on May 26, 2020.

    VMLS via Podcast – Open for Business: The Welland Canal in 1830

    VMLS via Podcast – Open for Business: The Welland Canal in 1830

    The story of the first full operating season of the Welland Canal in 1830 is interesting because it challenges the dominant narrative of a well organized, well financed, well run, and generally successful endeavour, when in actuality, it was plagued with problems and failures.

    VMLS via Podcast – The 1918 Pandemic in St. Catharines

    VMLS via Podcast – The 1918 Pandemic in St. Catharines

    On today's VMLS via Podcast is Kathleen's lecture on the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic in St. Catharines, presented May 12, 2020.

    VMLS via Podcast – Next Stop: the NS&T

    VMLS via Podcast – Next Stop: the NS&T

    Virtual Museum Lecture Series via Podcast In the spring of 2020, we began to offer history lectures through our Virtual Museum Lecture Series live on Youtube. Now, with over 20 lectures, we’re happy to bring the lecture audio to the podcast format so that more people can enjoy these fascinating stories. If you want to […]

    Museum Chat Live! – E609: Museum Work in a Pandemic

    Museum Chat Live! – E609: Museum Work in a Pandemic

    On this episode of Museum Chat Live!, we consider how museum work has changed over the past year in the face of a global pandemic. As with many professions and fields, the pandemic has laid bare the challenges in museum work, but has also brought clarity to our strengths and resilience. We’re here to get into the nitty gritty and ask how museums have had to drastically shift focus, innovate to reach audiences, remain relevant in our communities, and continue our overarching purpose, as custodians of the past, to preserve and interpret history in entirely new ways.

    Museum Chat Live! E608 – Introducing STC StoryLab

    Museum Chat Live! E608 – Introducing STC StoryLab

    We are thrilled to introduce our newest community-based project: STC StoryLab! This is a multi-year oral history collection project led by the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre to collect and share the oral history of the St. Catharines community. On this episode of Museum Chat Live, we share what STC StoryLab is all about, why we want your stories, and how you can get involved.

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