Lambton County Archives Blog
Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 12:00 AM
The Lambton Heritage Museum's current feature exhibit Shine: Spotlight on Women of Lambton offers insight into the history of women in Lambton County and the contributions they have made to our community. I'm using this blog post as an opportunity to explore some wider themes of women's history, including how women's history became an area of study, how the roles of women have changed, and the impact of using a new concept for "work".
[IMAGE] Two women fishing near Grand Bend. Image courtesy of...
Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2013 12:00 AM
This blog post is in recognition of the opening of a new exhibit at the Lambton Heritage Museum, Shine: Spotlight on Women of Lambton. This exhibit carries a special significance because the history of women is often forgotten or ignored. It's a rare chance to celebrate the women who have shaped Lambton County.
Lambton Heritage Museums staff were able to pull some treasures from their collection to display in the new exhibit. One example is a dress from Helen Corey that tells a special story....
Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 12:00 AM
[IMAGE] Great Fire of London, from an oil by Jan Griffier the Elder, produced 1675. Museum of London collection.
Firefighting has an interesting history and the history of firefighting in Lambton County is no exception. Fire has historically posed a major threat to developing towns and cities around the world. Infamous damage occurred in England when the Great Fire of London raged from September 2 to 5 in 1666, destroying an estimated 13,200 homes and 87 churches. Fires were devastatingly common in...
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:00 AM
[IMAGE] Point Edward Grand Trunk Railway Station
I recently presented a talk at the Central Forum (a lecture series held at the Central United Church in Sarnia) entitled, "Passage to Point Edward: Survival of a Railway Town." In this blog I will outline some of "Station Stories" associated with the Point Edward Grand Trunk Railway Station. If you are interested in a more detailed look at the rise and decline of the Grand Trunk Railway Station in Point Edward, you can access my research notes or download...
Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2013 12:00 AM
Please take a minute to read this article from Archivist Heather Lavallee concerning the recent name change at our facility:
The Lambton Room has seen many changes since it was established in 1974. Starting as the local history room of the Lambton County Library, the collection and function have grown to create a vibrant archival repository as part of the Lambton County Museum network. In order to better reflect the function and services of the collection, the Lambton Room has undergone a formal name...