Lambton Heritage Museum
Tourism Region: Southwestern Ontario
The Lambton Heritage Museum is a community museum collecting and interpreting artifacts relating the human and natural history of Lambton County and area.
$5.00 adults; $4.00 students/seniors; $3.00 children.
19th century agricultural equipment a specialty, especially western Ontario manufacturing concerns of the 19th century. Over 300 pressed glass water pitchers of Canadian and American origin, 1870-1930.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 25,000
The holdings pertain directly to either the formal/ industrial/ or social history of Sarnia-Lambton area. Highlights are the John Goodison Thresher Co., Sarnia; Doherty Stove Manufacturing Co., Sarnia; Thom's Agricultural Implement Works, Watford; The Howard Fraleigh Flax and Hemp Collection, Forest.
Prints and Drawings •
Films and Videos •
Sound Recordings •
300 pieces pressed glass of the 19th C. Over 300 small-format Currier and Ives prints, and their contemporaries. Collection of 235 cheese dishes. Modest collection of local commerical pottery.
Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery •
Furniture or Furnishings •
Textiles or Tapestries
A highlight is the photographic work of six Lambton photographers 1860-1940.
Other Period: Victorian prints
Painting • Photography • Prints and Drawings
Generally pertains to the history of Sarnia-Lambton area, the agricultural technological history of western Ontario, and to the settlement of western Ontario in general.
Furniture or Furnishings
Household Objects or Domestic Technology
Toys and Games
: Non-motorized ground
Victorian shadow-box cases of stuffed birds, and small mammals.
Plants and Animals (Biological Collections)
Botany : Vascular Plants
Earth Science and Geological Collections
Services & Activities
Tours; lectures; special events; in-school and on-site children's programs; gift shop on premises.
Archival Records •
Conservation or Restoration •
Genealogical Research •
Various education programmes for use at the museum and in-school, for grades K-8.
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
Meeting Room Rental
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchairs available
: Wheelchair access
Other: Facility/meeting room rental available.
Volunteer Services Available
Number of Volunteers: 250
Activities: Food service, special event and fundraising tasks, school programs.
Free admission, plus unlimited half-price admission to nine other area museums of our Heritage Sarnia-Lambton Museums Network.
Snack Bar or Vending Machines •
Local Tourism Links
Publications & Products
"Grand Bend... Images of Yesteryear"
"Thomas Doherty... A Life of Invention"
"Scottish Connections", a 2 hour VHS format film about Scottish settlement in the Lambton County area, 1830-1900.
Assorted texts by amateur historians pertaining to the history of Sarnia-Lambton.
Other: Numerous books on local history.
The museum offers a schedule of fall events. Ask for the full listing by e-mail.
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