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Canadian Niagara Power Company

This exhibit provides a brief history of the Canadian Niagara Power Company, from its founding in 1892 to the present day.

Canadian Shredded Wheat Company

In 1904, the Canadian Shredded Wheat factory was opened in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The factory was popular as a tourist attraction as well as a manufacturer. In 1928, the company was sold to The National Biscuit Company and the product name changed to Nabisco Shredded Wheat. The name of the plant was changed to Nabisco Foods in 1956 to reflect the variety of foods that were being produced at that time. In 1985, Nabisco was purchased by J.R. Reynolds thus forming RJR Nabisco. In 1994, RJR sold its breakfast cereal business to Kraft Foods and the international licenses to General Mills. Shredded Wheat is now integrated into the Post Foods portfolio and remains in Niagara Falls, Canada.


This exhibit explores the history of the Clifton area of Niagara Falls, Ontario, using material found in Archives and Special Collections, Brock University.

CODA: VISA 4F06 Honours Exhibition

Virtual Exhibit for VISA 4F06

Compound Interest

An exhibition of work created by the students in VISA 3F91 Advanced Art Practices, with instructor Donna Akrey, March 2024

Crystal Beach

Crystal Beach evokes memories. Golden summer days, thrilling rides, dancing to the big bands and the sights and smells of the midway will forever remain part of Crystal Beach’s history. People still mourn the demise of the park. The park shared its legacy with Buffalo, New York and was often referred to as “Buffalo’s Coney Island”. The stars of the park were the roller coasters. Some dared to ride while others preferred to watch. Everybody who went to Crystal Beach has a story to tell. It would be almost impossible to list all the rides and attractions that came and went over the years but here is a glimpse of the legend that was Crystal Beach Park. The story is not complete without mentioning the town, transportation and businesses that were part of Crystal Beach’s evolution.

Cyborg Series & From Sound to Sight

Cyborg Series & From Sound to Sight
Alumni Exhibition featuring the work of Lindsay-Ann Chilcott and Elise Popa

Derek Knight: PLACES, A Flâneur’s Eye

The experience of the flâneur and the museum experience

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.

Dorothy Wetherald Rungeling

A biographical exhibit featuring information from the time leading to the several flight competitions and the achievements as a pilot.

Estelle Cuffe Hawley

A biographical exhibit of the life of Estelle Cuffe Hawley, focusing more on her careers in adulthood.

Feeding the Bite: 4F06 Honours Exhibition 2023

Honours 4F06 Student Exhibition Spring 2023

Fenian Raid in Niagara

This exhibit looks at the Fenian attack near Ridgeway on June 2, 1866 using material found in Brock's Archives and Special Collections and Library and Archives Canada.

Forts on the Niagara Frontier

This exhibit examines forts built along the Niagara Frontier using resources from Brock University's Archives and Special Collections. These forts include Fort Mississauga, Fort Niagara, Fort George, Fort Chippawa, and Fort Erie.

Found and Ground

An exhibition by Visual Arts Student Laurie Morrison, also featuring work from the Fall 2023 Walker Cultural Leader Series workshops led by Dr. Trudi Lynn Smith, October 2023

From farm to table: grape growing and processing from the records of George Hostetter

George Hostetter was a long time and valued employee of the T.G. Bright & Co. Limited of Niagara Falls. In his capacity as researcher and director he studied and experimented with various grape growing techniques. As well as well documented and researched experiements his archives include a large collection of photographs that document every step of these processes.

Gardens in Niagara

This exhibit examines some of the material in Archives and Special Collections relating to gardens and gardening in Niagara, including horticultural clubs, nurseries, and botanical gardens.

Geoff Farnsworth: Blurs and Vagueness

Geoff Farnsworth is a St. Catharines-based artist. _Blurs and Vagueness_ is the catalogue of his exhibition (26 Sept-22 Oct 2023) in the Museum-in-the-Hallway/Boite-en-valise of the Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture, MIWSFPA, Brock University.

George E. Curtis: Photographs of Niagara c. 1860-1870

Collection of photographs by photographer George E. Curtis of Niagara Falls and surrounding areas.

Give Us a Moment

Visual Arts Gallery Exhibition October 6 - November 12, 2022

Historic Houses in Niagara

An examination of some of the historic houses in the Niagara Region, with an emphasis on houses associated with collections in Brock University's Archives and Special Collections.

Sidney Hall map of Niagara, 1818
History of Niagara's Economic Development

The Niagara Community Observatory and Brock University are excited to partner with the Wilson Foundation to tell the story of Niagara’s economic development from pre-1900 to the present day.

Our interdisciplinary team focused on five key economic sectors: hydro-electric power generation, manufacturing and industry, marine transportation, tourism, and agriculture and agri-business, plus the emerging sector of information and communications technology. The information and knowledge gathered will be presented through digital media, archives and special collections exhibitions, and symposiums for researchers and the academic community.

History of the English Electric Company, St. Catharines

The English Electric Company was established in 1908 in St. Catharines under the name of The Canadian Crocker-Wheeler Company Ltd. The name was changed to the English Electric Company of Canada. This project focuses on the strong social and business aspects of the company. Most of the information is based on the "Highlights" publication that was produced through English Electric and the Ontario Editorial Bureau.

Impact | Mercury is also a metal

Student Exhibit - January-February 2022

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