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Temporary exhibition highlights human-kind’s role in climate change and the potential impact on future generations

NIAGARA FALLS, ON - From April 22 until January 7, 2024, the temporary exhibition ‘human NATURE’ will be taking over the Ontario Power Generation Gallery at the Niagara Falls History Museum.  

The exhibition shines a light on climate change and environmental sustainability and the potential impact our actions as a society have on future generations. The exhibition features over 70 artifacts from the History Museum’s collection that illustrate the fine balance between human-kind and nature, including a mammoth tooth and a bone from the extinct passenger pigeon – both discovered locally.

“The exhibition ‘human NATURE’ provides an essential space for learning and connecting, as we experience first-hand the effects of climate change and environmental degradation,” said Exhibition Curator Sara Byers. “The goal of this exhibition is to encourage Niagara Falls residents and visitors to contemplate our place on Earth and the impact that we have on our climate and ecosystems. Only by working together can we create a hopeful vision for a sustainable future,” continued Byers. 

Other ‘human NATURE’ exhibition highlights include:

  • Nature photography by Mark Zelinski
  • Nature Mandala Sit Spot by Victoria Brecht
  • Prophecy Beadwork Art by Samuel Thomas, Cayuga Nation
  • Four Wampum Agreement Reproductions by Ken Maracle, Cayuga Nation
  • Personal Messages about Climate Crisis from the DearTomorrow Project

Access to the exhibition is included in regular museum admission. For admission pricing and History Museum hours, visit nfexchange.ca/museum

For more information, contact:
Suzanne Moase
Head of Museum & Curatorial Services 
905-356-7521 ext. 5902
[email protected] 

Posted on: 4/21/2023 4:18 PM - Category: Media Releases