Talks on a wide range of topics are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Thunder Bay Museum from September to March.
Light refreshments are served after the speaker’s presentation.
Please note that members of the Thunder Bay Museum receive advance notice of all lectures.
The 2022-2023 Thunder Bay Museum lecture series is sponsored by:
Past Lecture Topics
Just a few of the topics covered in the past include:
- March 28, 2023 – Nancy Angus – Places and Faces: Gathering Older Adults’ Stories of Connecting, Belonging, Placemaking in Thunder Bay
- February 28, 2023 – Lakehead University Graduate Students – Christine Green and Haileigh Riddell
- November 22, 2022 – Capt George Romick – POW Art Exhibit
- October 25, 2022 – Eladia Smoke – Indigenous Architecture
- September 27, 2022 – Elder Paul Ritchie – Residential Schools
- March 22, 2022: Nick Duplessis – Social Democratic Politics at the Lakehead 1943-1963
- February 22, 2022: Presented by graduate students from Lakehead University
- January 25, 2022: Dr. Brian McLaren – Travelling West and East from Lake Superior to Lake of the Woods
- November 23, 2021: Bill Reist – Bawlf and Stewart Grain Elevators Construction
- October 26, 2021: Beth Hanna – Ontario Heritage Trust
- September 2021: Book Launch – Becoming Canadian: Memories of an Italian Immigrant, John Potestio
- March 2021: Iain Angus: 100th Anniversary of Chippewa Park
- February 2021: The Caribbean African Multicultural Association of Thunder Bay (CAMAT) Presents Black Business: An Evening with Local Black Women that are leaders in Business.
- January 2021: Lakehead University Graduate Students
- November 2020: Cathy Woodbeck : Thunder Bay Multicultural Association
- October 2020: Ted Glenn: “Embedded: The incredible story of two journalists, a burlesque star and the expedition to oust Louis Riel.”
- Sept 2020: Peter Raffo: “Saul Laskin, Man and Politician”
- Feb 2020: John Mason: “Northwestern Ontario: A Mining Powerhouse”
- Jan 2020: Greg Wright: “Timbers, Textiles, Traditions: The Story of North House Folk School”
- Nov 2019: Students session: Mary Francis Maarup, Sarah Somerville, Jennifer Blenkarn
- Oct 2019: David Kemp: “No 2 Elementary Flying Training School – Fort William’s contribution to the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan”
- Sept 2019: Krista McCracken: “Reclaiming Place: Community History at the Shingwauk Residential School Site”
- Special May 2019: Mark Kuhlberg: “Where Have All the Abitibis Gone – Comparing the History of Pulp and Paper in Canada and Finland”
- Mar 2019: Nathan Hatton, on injuries in sports.
- Feb 2019: John Stephenson, on the construction and architecture of grain elevators.
- Jan 2019: Student session: Nick Duplessis, Jasmine Hyslop, Holly Fleming, Hudson Kunicky
- Nov 2018: Sean Smith: “This treaty has been wrinkled for more than 100 years” (Treaty 9 at Archives of Ontario)
- Oct 2018: Douglas Hunter: Beardmore – The Viking Hoax that Rewrote History
- Sept 2018: Michael Moir: James Fraser Paige and the Rise of the Port Arthur Shipbuilding Company