Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:00 AM
Oil Springs, ON - Family friendly horse-drawn wagon tours from the Oil Museum of Canada return every Sunday this summer, beginning July 8.
Tours are free with museum admission and are offered at 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
The 45-minute guided tour winds its way through historic Fairbank Oil Fields, a preserved pocket where history happened and the authentic oil technology of the 1860s is still operating. Fairbank Oil Fields and the Oil Museum of Canada share a National Heritage Site designation for the first...
Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 12:00 AM
Wyoming, ON - Loss of hydro at Lambton Heritage Museum and the Grand Bend Library has forced the closure of both facilities today.
It is unknown when power will be restored.
Visitors are encouraged to monitor LambtonMuseums.ca and LCLibrary.ca for updates. Library patrons can also visit a neighbouring branch library or access a number of online programs and services on the Library's website.
Corporate Cultural Officer
County of Lambton
519-845-0809 ext. 5236
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:00 AM
Wyoming, ON - Lambton County Archives will be hosting its second-ever Vintage Films night at the Sarnia Library Theatre early next month.
The footage, from the Archives' collection, will be screened from 7 - 8 p.m., Tuesday April 10. Admission to Vintage Films night is free and caps off the celebration of Archives Awareness Week, April 3-7, 2018.
"This is a tremendous opportunity to screen local, historical footage that is not often viewed publicly," says Archivist Dana Thorne. "During Archives Awareness...
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2018 12:00 AM
One piece of advice that I always give to my researchers at the Lambton County Archives is to identify the individuals in their photographs. In your personal photograph collection, you may know the names of all the aunts, uncles, and cousins, but unless you document this information, that knowledge is lost to anyone else accessing your material. You should record as much information as possible, including the names of the individuals in the paper, the date the picture was taken, where the picture...
Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2017 12:00 AM
Rare World War One photos and a copy of a Lambton major’s diary written overseas in 1916 are now part of the Lambton County Archives collection.
The items, now more than 100 years old, belonged to Major Charles Fairbank of Petrolia, who chronicled the trench warfare in Ypres and the Somme.
His grandson, Charlie Fairbank of Oil Springs, donated the diary and the photos, spurred by the Lambton At War exhibit now showing at the Judith & Norman Alix Gallery in Sarnia. This material caught the attention...