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Archives, Database & Research

The Fort Erie Historical Museum's archives offer a central repository for the community's history. People, businesses, churches and organizations donate their documents and photographs to the archives or allow us to make copies so they are available to everyone.

Visit our Archives:

The archives is located at the Fort Erie Historical Museum, Ridgeway. Click here for contact information.
Research can be arranged by appointment, providing us time to prepare materials for your visit.  However, we can always provide assistance even if you drop in during our open hours.  

Can't Come in Person?

The Museum will attempt to provide information in response to verbal or written requests. Research requests requiring less than five minutes of staff time will be carried out free of charge. More complex requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis with appropriate fees.

Research  requests can be sent or phoned to:
The Fort Erie Historical Museum
P.O. Box 339
Ridgeway, Ontario L0S 1N0

Online databases available for research:

Collections Database Available Here

This Artifact Collection Records Database was made possible through a grant from the Government of Ontario, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport; and through a donation from the Bertie Historical Society.

List of Newspaper Archives Available Here

This is a list of the newspapers we have have available in our collection. If you would like to read more about what was happening in town on a specific day or year please stop by the Historical Museum to view the digital newspaper collection.

Military Reference Available Here