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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.

The Friends and Relations of George and Elizabeth (Smith) Field

The George Field fonds in the Archives at Brock University Library contains a great assortment of photographs from the mid to late 19th century. Who were these individuals and what and how are they connected to George and Elizabeth Field? Some questions may be answered and others will remain forever a mystery.

Welland Canal Bridges and Tunnels

This exhibit looks at some of the bridges and tunnels that allow traffic around the Welland Canal. The emphasis is on well-known current bridges and tunnels, although some of the bridges that were replaced by current bridges or tunnels are also examined.

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