|Fort Erie’s legacy, which is passed on to future generations, is under our care. This includes train stations, steam locomotives, the Bertie Town Hall, 23,000 artifacts, 28,600 photographs and archival records as well as a 1.2 million piece archaeological collection.
Fort Erie’s Museums collect artifacts and documents unique to Fort Erie. (To view our collections policy, please click here.) We preserve these pieces of the community’s history by cataloguing the information related to each piece; repairing and restoring as necessary and instituting preventative conservation measures.
The most costly artifacts to care for are the buildings themselves — two turn-of-the-century train stations, a steam locomotive and caboose, an 1874 township hall and a mid-19th century cabin. We are fortunate in Fort Erie to have pieces of our unique history so visible to our citizens — you don’t need to visit a museum to experience our past, it is all around you as an integral and vibrant part of the community.
As part of our stewardship role we provide information on repair, restoration and conservation issues to the community -- answering citizens questions regarding their own antiques and homes.