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Military Lecture: Black Military History of Niagara, “I never knew that”

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This presentation focuses on military history of Black Canadians from the end of the American Revolution to the present. Doors open at 6:30, and the presentation starts at 7:00 with a question period immediately following.

Black Military History of Niagara, “I never knew that”,  is presented by Jim Doherty. The lecture will premiere in-person at the Civic Museum, and online via our Facebook livestream. Preregistration is not required.

The recorded conversation is available on FacebookYouTube, and our Museum Everywhere Portal. 

Guelph Museums’ Military Lecture series is presented in partnership with the Laurier Centre for the Study of Canada.

Watch The Recordings:

About Jim Doherty:

Born and raised in Thunder Bay Ontario but now residing in Niagara Falls , Doherty has always had a penchant for studying history especially military history. His grandfather , Hugh, served in the Great War and other relatives served in the Second World War with nephews and nieces continuing the tradition.

Before coming to Niagara he was involved with the Thunder Bay Military Museum and upon relocating to Niagara in 2003, he immediately contacted persons who were trying to establish the Niagara Military Museum. The Niagara Military Museum opened its doors in November 2012 with Doherty as Curator. At present he is Curator and President of the Niagara Military Museum

Doherty retired from Ontario Power Generation in 2009 where he worked as an Environment and Health Technician at the Niagara Plant Group after moving to Niagara from the Northwest Plant Group




February 15
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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