Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum
Tourism Region: Niagara
A Marine Museum and Heritage Village on the Welland Canal, featuring Canada's Century Car, the 1901 Neff Steam Buggy, the 1869 Williams' Home, an 1835 Log Schoolhouse, 1850 Log Home, 1870 Blacksmith Shop, Edwardian Tea Room, Hochelaga Life Boat, Yvon Dupre Jr.Tug Boat Wheelhouse and Marine Exhibit Lighthouse.
Tea Room serves Tea and Biscuits for $3 per person
Artifacts and Archives pertaining to the history of Port Colborne and the Welland Canal, including photos, textiles, glassware, marine artifacts, housewares and community archives.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 15,000
Photos, Books, Documents, Log Books, pertaining to Port Colborne and the Welland Canal.
Cranberry Glass Collection, Jacquard Coverlets, Ship Models, Locally-manufactured Glassware.
Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery •
Furniture or Furnishings •
Metalwork, Silverwork or Goldwork •
Musical Instruments •
Textiles or Tapestries
Photograph Collection pertaining to Port Colborne and the Welland Canal.
Other Period: 1850-1950
Painting • Photography • Prints and Drawings
Artifacts pertaining to Port Colborne and the Welland Canal include arrowheads, pottery, utensils, chert and objects from archeaological digs.
Clocks or Time-Keeping Devices
Costumes and Accessories
Furniture or Furnishings
Household Objects or Domestic Technology
Industrial Technology and History
Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints
Marine History and Technology
Medical History and Technology
Military History and Technology
Printing and Bookbinding
Toys and Games
: Motorized ground
: Non-motorized ground
Services & Activities
Research Room Available with local history files. Heritage Resource Centre Archives by appointment only.
Archival Records •
Hear the School Bell Ring
Say Hello to Yesterday
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
: Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)
Accessible by Public Transportation
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchairs available
Other: Seasonal Tea Room June thru September
Volunteer Services Available •
Volunteer Training Offered
Number of Volunteers: 119
Activities: Reception, research, cataloguing, events, tea room operation, tour guide, promotion
Free admission to events, museum newsletter, invitation to events, 10% discount at gift shop
Afternoon Tea served 2-4 daily, June to September in Arabella's Tea Room. $3 per person. Groups by reservation.
Snack Bar or Vending Machines •
Publications & Products
Publications:'Coming Home' the Epic Journey of Canada's Century Car the 1901 Neff Steam Buggy, The 'Golden Age' of Humberstone Village 1790-1912 and its 'Early Inns and Taverns', The 'A to Z' Documentarty of Old Humberstone Village c.1830-1912, Pioneering In Humberstone Township The First Fifty Years: 1784-1834, Benton The Steam Buggy Colouring and Activity Book, Culinary Landmarks Port Colborne 1906, Timeline: Port Colborne History Highlights
Annual Reports •
Museum Guide •
Tour Packages •
T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps •
Other: Arabella's Product Line
The Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum features the Wheelhouse from the Yvone Dupre Tugboat
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