The County of Lambton’s Cultural Services Division manages three museum facilities – Lambton Heritage Museum, Oil Museum of Canada, and Lambton County Archives – collectively known as Lambton County Museums. This Strategic Plan establishes a clear vision for these facilities that reflects the County’s needs, assets, constraints and ambitions.
The plan was developed by the Lambton County Museums Steering Committee with the support and guidance of consultant Golder Associates Ltd. The Committee thanks the many elected officials, local stakeholders, interested members of the public and County staff members who contributed their ideas, energy and time to this process.
The role of the museum is continuously evolving as a result of changing technology, demographics, regulations and societal expectations. Museums are no longer simply seen as “community attics” that collect, store and display historical artifacts; they are also expected to play increasing roles in community building, life-long learning, entertainment and economic development.