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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

  • A woman kneels in the middle of a large archaelogical pit. She holds a shovel. Brick remnants and other artifacts lay around her.
    Dr. Kimberly Monk onsite of the Shickluna Shipyard archaeological dig.

The Open Door Podcast - Shickluna, Shipyards, and Drydocks


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The Brown Homestead

St. Catharines, ON



Offered in English.

Has gender-neutral washrooms.


Subscribe to The Open Door wherever you get your podcasts if you are interested in exploring historical issues that relate directly to our changing world.

Listen to Season 3, Episode 5 for a conversation on Niagara's shipbuilding past.

Much of Niagara’s urban history is closely linked to our marine history, particularly after the Welland Canal began operation in 1829. Maritime archaeologist Dr. Kimberly Monk has worked to piece together the nuances of the local shipbuilding industry of the early nineteenth century, and, in this episode, delves into the major players, their contributions, and challenges in an era of changing technology.



The Brown Homestead

The Brown Homestead was founded in 2015 to preserve and maintain significant heritage buildings and sites.

We believe that historic sites reach their full potential when they are vibrant community spaces that nurture a growing passion for learning. The Brown Homestead is a model of how historic sites can become creative educational leaders and community catalysts, helping to redefine educational paradigms for a changing world.

We are working to ensure that historic site management becomes an integral part of community planning and development.