The Lambton Heritage Museum is located in Lambton Shores and consists of eight buildings totaling over 50,000 square feet. The museum cares for over 20,000 family and corporate artifacts depicting the history of Sarnia-Lambton. It attracts 17,000 paid visitors per year and has drawn over a half million visitors since its founding.
The Oil Museum of Canada, located in Oil Springs, attracts 9,000 visitors per year to the site of the first commercial oil well in North America. A series of special events extends the season, and motorcoach visits for the Christmas Long Ago program are especially popular at year-end.
County Archives is your one-stop-spot for family history research in Lambton County. Search our files of family records, census records, birth records (to 1914), marriage records (to 1929) and death records (to 1939). Or browse through local papers such as the Sarnia Observer from 1853 to present, the Petrolia Topic, and the Forest Standard, to see what’s been making headlines in the County. We also have corporate records, land registry information, historical atlases, Women’s Institute’s Records, Tweedsmuir Books, the local branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society holdings, and much more! From beginner to expert genealogist, the Lambton County Archives is a great resource for all!