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.

2015 Thunder Bay Museum lecture series is sponsored by:


Tuesday, January 26, 2016 @ 7:30pm

Topic: The History of the HMCS Griffon Speaker: Donetta Rasmusen

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 @ 7:30pm

Topic: The Refugee Crisis in Europe: Global and Historical Perspectives Speaker: Steve Jobbitt

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 @ 8:00pm*

Topic: The NWO Aviation Heritage Centre Speaker: Liz Wieben *This lecture will begin immediately following our Annual General Meeting.


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