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.

2018 Thunder Bay Museum lecture series is sponsored by:


(Sponsored by Lakehead University, Department of History)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 7:30pm

Speakers: Greg Wright

Topic: History of the North House Folk School

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 7:30pm

Speaker: John Mason

Topic: History of gold mining in Northwestern Ontario

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 @ 8:00pm

Speaker: Riley Yesno

Topic: Colonialism & Indigenous concepts of gender and sexuality



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