NIAGARA FALLS, ON, December 15, 2014 – The City of Niagara Falls History Museum continues to programme around the centenary of World War I, this time with CHRISTMAS IN THE TRENCHES. The unique Christmas event tied into the historic Christmas truce of 1914, will occur on December 18th at 7:30 p.m. as part of our @ the Museum Thursday night offerings. The event is free admission, but come early to ensure a seat!
CHRISTMAS IN THE TRENCHES is a presentation by the Baker Street Victorian Carollers. The singers will combine the wonders of seasonal song with genuine soldier that illustrate the uplifting story of the unofficial 1914 truce that occurred on the front lines between British and German soldiers stationed in the trenches.
The Museums have also teamed up with the Lundy’s Lane BIA to spread the holiday cheer. In the lobby of our award winning museum, the artists of Brainkite have been commissioned by the BIA to install a winter piece of art that is an artistic spin on an historic event. This engaging installation is a fantastic oversized pop-up book that focuses on the winter the Falls froze. The installation will be in our lobby through the holidays and run for the duration of the Winter Festival of Lights.
Clark Bernat, Manager of Niagara Falls Museums states, “CHRISTMAS IN THE TRENCHES will be performed by the very talented singers of the Baker Street Victorian Carollers and will surely put people in the mood for the season. At the same time, the art installation has been created by the artistic people at Brainkite thanks to the support of the Lundy’s Lane BIA – it is a great addition to our lobby and a way to support local artists.”