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Archives and 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.

Archives Research Procedures

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

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.