West Lincoln Historical Society Archives

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-957-0138
E-Mail archives@wlhs.info
Website www.wlhs.info
Primary Contact Jean Acton, Vice President, West Lincoln Historical Society; Phone: 905-957-7816
Alternate Contact Joan Martin, Archive Coordinator, West Lincoln Historical Society; Phone: 905-957-4247
Site Details
Areas Served West Lincoln
Boundaries Former Townships - Caistor, Gainsborough & South Grimsby
Located In Community West Lincoln
Address & Map
Restored Smithville Train Station
288 Station St
Smithville, ON L0R 2A0
 
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Intersection Station St, South East of the Railway Tracks
Mailing Address c/o West Lincoln Historical Society 
PO Box 797 
Restored Smithville Train Station 
288 Station St 
Smithville, ON L0R 2A0
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) Hold meetings to discuss historical topics. Have compiled a book on the history of West Lincoln and have restored the Smithville Train Station which has been designated a historic site. 
2009 have compiled a book on Smithville, called "Memories of Smithville 1787 to 1950 
 
Tours of the train station are available year round by appointment. Schools and other groups are welcome. The train station is the home of the West Lincoln Historical Society Archives which contains information about families etc in the West Lincoln area.  
 
Rent out the Train Station building for events, call 905-957-0138 or 905-957-7816
Hours Tourist Information Centre Mon-Wed 8:30 am-4 pm * Maps available in Box outside * Archives Tue, Wed 10 am-4 pm, Apr-Nov * Other times by appointment
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up
Application See website for membership information
Languages English - Website
Fees Membership - $10 Individual * $15 Family living at same address ; $90 Event rental for one day ; Researching done by staff $15/hr * Foreign Research $15/hr + shipping cost * $10 personal research for non-members ; Free personal research for students and members 
 
As a registered non-profit organization we can issue Tax receipts for archive donations.
Physical Access Fully Accessible - except the basement
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1987
Funding Fundraising ; Donations ; Station Rentals
Elections Apr
Meetings First Thu at 1:30 pm in the following months: Feb, Apr (general meeting & election of officers), Jun, Oct, and Dec (Pot Luck Lunch for members) held in the restored Smithville Railway Station at 288 Station St in Smithville.
Service Categories Historical Societies
Resources Research material on many families; photographs of people and buildings; Cemetery transcripts; Census Records; artifacts; maps; some newspapers; history books; Books of early Marriages & Deaths; Colour Brochure of the Short History of the Station & our Society; " West Lincoln Our Links with the Past" hardcover book by West Lincoln Historical Society; hard cover book "The Story of Smithville" by Frank E. Page; and Hard cover Book " Memories of Smithville 1787 - 1950".
Events Attend various local fairs and home shows, and other venues to display our holdings.