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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 keep in our collection.

Visit the archives:

The archive collection is located at the Fort Erie Historical Museum, 402 Ridge Road, Ridgeway.

Research assistance is provided by appointment only, providing us time to prepare materials for your visit. 

Call 905-894-5322 or email for more information.

Public access to the archives is temporarily suspended.

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 mailed, emailed or phoned in 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