Talks on a wide range of topics are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Thunder Bay Museum from September to April. Light refreshments are served after the speaker’s presentation. Please note that members of the Thunder Bay Museum receive advance notice of all lectures.

2016 Thunder Bay Museum lecture series is sponsored by:

FORTHCOMING LECTURES

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 @ 7:30pm

Topic: ” When the Noronic Burned in Toronto.” Speaker: Tim Irish (Fire Investigator)

A special presentation in honour of the 100th Anniversary of the Office of the Fire Marshal Emergency Mangement.(OFMEM)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 @ 7:30pm

Topic: “The World’s First Museums.” Speaker: Tory Tronrud

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 @ 7:30pm

Topic: To be Determined

PAST LECTURE TOPICS

Just a few of the topics covered in the past include:

  • The Sinking of the Titanic
  • The Building of the CPR
  • The Lake Superior/Lake Baikal Expedition
  • Whalebacks or Pig Boats of the 1890s
  • Waiting for the Indians at Fort Frances – The Significance of Treaty 3
  • Pictographs of Agawa Rock
  • Pioneer Aviation in Northwest Ontario
  • Climate and History
  • Thunder Bay’s Participation in the Spanish Civil War
  • Graves of the Franklin Expedition
  • The Early Days of Radio in Thunder Bay
  • The Graveyard of Ships, Shipwrecks in Thunder Bay Harbour