|Behind the Vault Doors|
The Lambton Room's vault is equipped with special equipment to maintain constant humidity and temperature. These environmental conditions are essential to the longtime preservation of our historic materials. I imagine old newspapers heave a sigh of relief as they are unloaded from dusty attics and carefully stored in this special environment!
|Inside Photograph Box|
Our vault also has an excellent collection of over sized pictures, including this shot of the Sarnia Rugby Football Club from 1903!
|Sarnia Rugby Football Club, 1903|
|Van Tuyl and Fairbank, c. 1908.|
|Jones Diary, 1860.|
|Enniskillen Book A, Land Abstract|
|Brigden Tweedsmuir, "School Days"|
|Brigden Tweedsmuir History Book|
There is also a growing collection of Tweedsmuir Books, accompanied by other material donated by Lambton County Women's Institutes. The Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario (FWIO) had an interest in compiling and preserving local histories, and the Tweedsmuir Books became one of the primary vessels for doing so. Lady Susan Tweedsmuir, wife of the Governor General of Canada, was president of the FWIO from 1936 to 1940, and encouraged fellow members to expend more effort in recording and preserving local history. After 1940, the histories gathered and produced by Women's Institutes were dubbed the Tweedsmuir History Books. The Lambton Room is fortunate to have some of the Tweedsmuir Books from Women's Institutes around Lambton County. They are an invaluable snapshot into local histories.
The Lambton Room is fortunate to have received so many wonderful donations over the years. These donations are the lifeblood of our collection, give us the opportunity to care for and preserve Lambton County's history.