E-mail: portdover.museum@norfolkcounty.ca
Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
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“Imaginative displays and a huge collection of early photographs tell the story of this unique lakeside community” - Gosouthcoast.ca


Event Info Date/Time
Climb aboard a 19th Century packet boat and learn how Erie’s founding, royal family created a commercial waterway from Presque Isle Bay to Pittsburgh. Ontarians will be delighted to learn that one of their iconic canal and railroad engineers, Sir Casm... 7:00 p.m.
We will be closed from 10 am to 1 pm on Tuesday, April 10th for a staff meeting. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you will visit soon.... 10 am to 1 pm
Saturday April 14, 11am to 3 pm Join Jessica and Wade MacLean for a nautical themed wooden sign making workshop. Celebrate living by the lake. Choose a board, stain and design and craft your own sign to hang up at home or give as a gift. $65 per p... 11 am to 3 pm
Join historian Geoff Bowden for a nostalgic look at the Dance Hall craze in Ontario, including Port Dover’s Summer Garden. Learn about the Big Dance Band era and the social norms of the time. This fun presentation will include stories of Canadian musici... 7 pm
We invite all to attend this free outdoor ceremony Please bring your own Lawnchair Riverfront Park... 2-3pm
Model Boat Display... 11-4
September 29 Cruise Norfolk County and win prizes! $5 per person 11:30 am mandatory meeting... 11:30
Join Tia McGraff and Tommy Parham to celebrate Port Dover Harbour Museum's 40th Anniversary! Tickets $15 available in advance... 7:00 pm
The Salvation Army Jubilee Brass Band will delight in Riverfront Park. Bring your lawn chair, admission by donation.... 6:30 pm
Marine enthusiasts will enjoy our day away! Join us on a guided tour of the St. Catharines Museum and Lock 3 Visitor Centre. Then we’ll head downtown Port Colborne for some shopping along the canal. Finally, we will experience a guided tour of the Port ...
Discover Port Dover’s unique commercial fishing heritage and how simple machines continue to help make fishermen’s lives easier today. Through hands-on activities, students will explore the museum to investigate simple machines and types of movement. ... Ongoing
Explore the history of Port Dover and discover how Lake Erie has shaped the community during this hands-on program. Students will gather evidence through map reading, examining reproduction photos and artifact handling. Grades: 3 Duration: 120 minut... Ongoing
Be an environmental scientist for the day! Investigate and analyze the impact human activities and invasive species have on Lake Erie. Working in groups, students will use both real and reproduction specimen samples and artifacts to research Lake Erie’s... Ongoing

Join our Team and Become Part of History

If you have a passion for history or a love for community, please consider donating your time to the Port Dover Harbour Museum.

The Museum is currently expanding its dedicated volunteer base. We are especially looking for people interested in assisting with education and children’s programming. The Museum is developing a brand new volunteer docent program. You can welcome visitors to the museum and share our exciting history!

Our volunteers play a vital role in making the Museum an engaging and meaningful experience for visitors of all ages. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Port Dover Harbour Museum team, please email us at portdover.museum@norfolkcounty.ca or drop by the Port Dover Harbour Museum, 44 Harbour Street, Port Dover.