After an unprecedented closure due to the pandemic, the Lambton Museum is finally able to welcome visitors back into the facility.
The museum’s Lambton Gallery tells the story of the community’s early origins, explaining the endless battles between plants and wind that helped shape the sand dunes along Lake Huron.
Moving on to human habitation, displays explain the early occupation of this area by the Attawandaron people, who lived in the region between Lake Huron and Lake Erie more than 400 years ago. The exhibit goes on to explain the early years of settlement, farming and household tools, the mills and other early industries including the story of the county’s role in the early oil industry.
The museum will be featuring an exhibit titled “Capturing the Moment: Photography in Lambton County” from October, 2020 to February, 2021. The art and science of photography has captured people's imaginations for over 200 years. You will be able to follow the evolution of technology and the psychology around pictures through the display.
But Lambton Heritage Museum is more than just the indoor displays. Out back you’ll find a blacksmith shop, a beef-ring slaughterhouse, a church, a school and a home, all fully furnished for the times, as well as two large implement sheds housing a fascinating assortment of agricultural implements. The outdoor buildings are traditionally open mid-April to mid-December.
Museum@Home was developed to give the public access to the museum while it was closed, but remains available for anyone to use. From heritage highlights to cool craft tutorials, the online collection is a great way to learn from home.
Lambton Heritage Museum has enhanced health and safety protocols in place to ensure visitor and staff safety. Those protocols include updated hours of opening Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday from 11a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and building capacity limitations.
Visitors must pre-book a ticket to visit. Visitors are required to book an appointment in advance, either by phone (519-243-2600 press 0 to reach the front desk) or through the museum’s online reservation system.
For more information on the museum, visit lambtonmuseums.ca.