Huronia Museum Library and Archives

Huronia Museum Library and Archives are open to the general public each weekday, except holidays.
Appointments are preferred.
General admission rates for the Museum are applicable, Museum Members visit for free.

As reference libraries, our collections are non-circulating, materials are strictly in-library use only.

The Huronia Museum Library and Archives contain over 3300 books covering local history, books written by and about local families and people. The Huronia Museum library also contains an extensive collection of vertical files containing clippings, photographs and written documentation on regional history. Please call us for information on these files.

You can also access the Midland Free Press 1883-2005 editions on Microfilm here at the Museum.

There are photocopying facilities available for a nominal fee, and photographs may be taken of documents that you find interesting. Below you can find a listing of the  books contained in our collection. If you find something that you’d like to see in person, give us a call!

Huronia Museum Library and Archives

Archived Vertical Files (Searchable PDF Files, directions below on how to perform a search)

A Vertical files
B Vertical files
C – Vertical Files
D Vertical files
E Vertical files
F Vertical files
G Vertical files
H Vertical files
I Vertical files
J Vertical files
K Vertical files
L Vertical files
M Vertical files
W Vertical files
X Vertical files
Y Vertical files
Z Vertical files

To Perform a basic search. Press CTRL-F (PC) or Command (⌘)-F (Macintosh).

A search box will be displayed in the upper right of the screen.

  • Enter your search criteria. Type the word or phrase you want to search for in the entry field.
  • Use the small left and right arrows in the blue search box to skip to the previous or next instance of the searched-for word.

This document is  available in Portable Document Format (PDF).  To download and view these documents you need PDF viewer software.
Below are instructions for downloading and installing Adobe Reader software.

Downloading Adobe Reader

[link to Adobe website] Adobe Reader download. The latest version of Adobe Acrobat reader is available free of charge to anyone that wishes to use it to view PDF (Portable Document Format) files.

 This can be found on the Adobe website.

9 thoughts on “Huronia Museum Library and Archives

  1. Looking for information on the Beatty family farm wye river etc
    Also looking for info on the harkley Roberts families I have photo of the Beatty family in front of their house on the present day site of sainte Marie looking for any information or other photos of my grand parents mothers side family
    Doug Butson

    • Hi Doug. Thanks for the inquiry. I have passed your request on to our curator. She will take a look to see what we might have and we will get back to you.

  2. Hi there
    I am looking for the birth place details on my great grandmother Josephine Contois (bottineau) she married my great grandfather Joseph bottineau in tiny Ontario

  3. I am wondering if anyone would have any connections to Lorraine aCroix, her photo has been pictured throughout your memories and I would ove to get in touch with any of her famiy as I have some interesting information for them..thank you so much

  4. Good morning,

    I’m currently doing research on the Shortreed Family, but do not see an S verticle file listed above. How do I proceed. Thank you in advance,

    Amanda Marles

    • Amanda, I apologize for the lateness of this reply, your mail got missed. Apparently the vertical file is not completely transferred onto the site, but I did check it for “Shortreed” and found nothing. We are however in the process of digitizing the local newspaper and the name “Shortreed” comes up about 150 times, mostly in the 1930’s to 50’s. The strongest hit is from a 1948 article on the lumbering industry in Hillsdale. Not sure if you are still working on this project but will help if I can. I can’t search all the hits but if you have specific dates, names, events, you are interested in let me know. I will send you the article mentioned to your PM from my PM. Regards, Tom Barber, Collections volunteer, Huronia Museum.

  5. Good morning,

    I’m currently doing research on the Shortreed family, who lived in the area during the late 19th century. I do not currently see an S verticle file listed above however. How should I best proceed?

    Thank you,

    Amanda Marles

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