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Exploring Photos with the NOTL Museum: Rural Matinee
Exploring photos with the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum.

We all missed the summer season of the Shaw Festival this year. This oil painting by John D. Shawe, titled “Rural Matinee,” depicts the Royal George Theatre when it was known as the Brock Theatre. The original theatre was built in 1915 as a vaudeville house to entertain troops training at Niagara Camp during the Great War. It was a movie house until it was purchased in 1980 by the Shaw Festival. Through the generosity of Walter Carson, the inside of the theatre was restored into a little opera house.