Collections & Research

Collections & Research

Archival Material

The Town of Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre has compiled its collection of archival material. You can now search our archives for artifacts like books, photographs, letters and even deeds and marriage licenses. Below you can access three different types of archival listings (PDF documents):

If you have any questions or would like to discuss a certain artifact listed, please contact 905-563-2799 ext. 292 or email

Research Library

The Museum & Cultural Centre Research Library houses a unique and diverse collection of resources. The Research Library contains local genealogy records, information about the history of Lincoln and its early settlers, and a wide selection of books on subjects including education, gardening , and early settler life. No appointment is needed to access the library. 

If you would like to request information or research, please complete the Collections Inquiries/Request Form

Selected Family Genealogical Records

  • Beam
  • Culp
  • Fretz
  • Fry
  • Grobb
  • High
  • Hoch
  • Honsberger
  • Michener
  • Overholt
  • Rittenhouse
  • Smith
  • Wismer
  • Zimmerman

Subject Listing of Research Library (A-Z)

  • Architecture
  • Biographies
  • Canadian History
  • Ceramics
  • Crafts
  • Design & Furnishings
  • Director's Collection
  • Education
  • Farms & Gardens
  • Fashion/Costunes
  • Finding Guides
  • Food History & Cookbooks
  • Genealogy 
  • Local History
  • Medicine/Pioneer Life
  • Museum Reference
  • First Nations
  • Niagara History
  • Ontario History
  • Oversize
  • Penn. German Mennonite
  • Textiles
  • Tools
  • Toys & Games
  • Victorian/Edwardian


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