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:


 Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Speaker: Chris McEvoy

Topic: Discovery of Tug Boat Mary Ann (1867), Underwater Archaeology in Northwestern Ontario 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Speaker: Paul and Leslie Conway

Topic: Historical Stephen Leacock: What he did to History and What History did to him

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 7:30pm

Speaker: Tommy Horricks

Topic: Tommy Horricks & Friends: Adventures in Music Through the Years


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