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Alexander Hamilton

This exhibit examines the life and accomplishments of Alexander Hamilton (1790-1839). Hamilton came from a prominent family and was an important businessman and public servant in Upper Canada. His most notable positions were Postmaster at Queenston and Sheriff of the Niagara District.

Archival Appetizers

Brief stories inspired by materials found in the Brock University Archives.

Archival Oddities

This is a collection of unusual or just interesting material that is housed within Archives and Special Collections, Brock University Library

Brock University Course Calendars

This site contains all of the Brock University course calendars produced from 1964 to the present. These are available as PDF files and are keyword searchable.

COVID-19 Photo Exhibition

A call for community submissions to assemble an exhibit at the MIWSFPA that documents the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic in photos.

Documenting COVID-19 in Niagara

This website will collect records from the Niagara community that will help document the COVID-19 pandemic in the Niagara Region in 2020.

Documenting Louis Shickluna and his shipyard

This site contains records found in the Brock University Archives & Special Collections that pertain to the Shickluna Shipyard (1838 - 1891) of St. Catharines.

James A. Gibson, Brock University's Founding President

This is an exhibit highlighting the man who became Brock University's founding president, James A. Gibson

Lachlan McCallum

This exhibit explores the highlights of the life and career of Lachlan McCallum (1823-1903), a Canadian politician who served as a Member of Parliament and Senator. Some political issues of the time are examined in a series of correspondence between himself and Prime Minister Sir John A. MacDonald.

Lake Lodge School, Grimsby, Ontario

Lake Lodge School was located in Grimsby, Ontario

Laura Blackwell De Turczynowicz

The musical career of Laura Blackwell DeTurczynowicz

Loretto Academy, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Loretto Convent/Academy was located above the falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Niagara Falls Stereo Cards

This exhibit showcases stereo cards featuring Niagara Falls and the Niagara River, including the rapids, whirlpool, observation points, and bridges. Some related tourist attractions are also featured.

Preserving Niagara's Unique Landscape and History

This exhibit examines some of the groups and individuals committed to preserving Niagara's unique lands, waterfalls, rivers, and history.

Rebellion of 1837-38 in Niagara

This exhibit explores the events of the Rebellion of 1837-38 in Niagara and the lingering effect this had on the relationship between the United States and the British Colony of Canada. William Lyon Mackenzie's retreat to Navy Island after his failed rebellion in Toronto, and the ensuing events that brought Canada and the United States to the brink of war, are examined.

Reconstructing Port Dalhousie

Port Dalhousie, today, is popular for its beaches, the carousel and the colourful Lakeside Park. “Reconstructing Port Dalhousie” will focus on Port Dalhousie as an important shipping harbor as well as how it became known for its recreation. This online exhibit features collections that date back to the 18th century and are from Brock University Archives, St. Catharines Museum, and Ontario Archives.

Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff (1894-1918)

Samuel DeVeaux Woodruff went off to World War One in 1916. He was killed in action on the July 13, 1918 as a member of the 116th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). His grave is in Wailly Orchard Cemetery. Wailly is a village about six kilometers south-west of Arras in France.

Sean O'Sullivan

This exhibit examines the highlights of the political career of Sean O'Sullivan (1952-1989), who entered public life at age twenty. The influence that Canadian Prime Minster John Diefenbaker had on O'Sullivan's political aspirations and career is also explored.

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