Ailsa Craig & District Museum
Tourism Region: Southwestern Ontario
The Ailsa Craig & District Historical Society exists to preserve the material history of North Middlesex, formerly known as East and West Williams and McGillivray townships, and the communities of Ailsa Craig and Parkhill. The artifacts are exhibited in the Ailsa Craig Baptist Church, 159 George Street, adapted to re-use as a museum. The archival holdings are housed in a Research Room adjoining the Trinity Chapel at 158 Church Street, also in Ailsa Craig. The Historical Society is non-profit and all monies gained are used to preserve and maintain present holdings.
Donations are gratefully accepted.
The collection includes local artifacts from North Middlesex homes, industries, and businesses. The region, located in south western Ontario, situated close to Sarnia, Windsor and the Niagara region has an extensive agricultural history, and was connected to these regions by rail.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 5000
The Reading Room collection has local histories, photographs, family histories and local ephemera.
Cartographic Materials •
Canadian • Aboriginal or First Nations • European
Photography • Prints and Drawings • Sketchbooks or Albums
Costumes and Accessories
Furniture or Furnishings
Household Objects or Domestic Technology
Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints
Medical History and Technology
Military History and Technology
Printing and Bookbinding
Religious or Liturgical Objects
Toys and Games
Services & Activities
Depository for local artifacts and historical paper records of North Middlesex
Collection of local history books, school records, church records, scrap books and family histories.
Archival Records •
Meeting Room Rental
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Volunteer Services Available
Number of Volunteers: 40
Activities: Volunteers assist in openings, collections management, and fundraising.
Members are invited to monthly meetings, and recieve 4 newsletters per year.
Local Tourism Links
Publications & Products
Brochure of the Ailsa Craig Walking Tour is available at the museum and the reading room.
Commemorative Souvenirs •
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