Free Public Lectures

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.

Occasionally we hold also special dinners featuring prominent guest lecturers. These have proven to be exceedingly popular.

Contact the Museum for a complete list of this season’s topics or for more information about our ongoing lecture series. If you become a member of the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society you’ll receive advance notice of all lectures.


Lectures at the Thunder Bay Museum (unless otherwise noted).

Refreshments will be served.


Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 7:30pm

Understanding Wendell beckwith’s astronomical observations

  • Randy McAllister, lecturer

 October 28, 2014 at 7:30pm

to be determined

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November 25, 2014 at 7:30pm

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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