THE TECUMSEH AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Tecumseh Area Historical Society was formed in 1997 by thirteen area residents who wanted a venue to showcase the town and surrounding areasʼ rich history. The societyʼs museum building is situated several metres from the original location of the Tecumseh train station at 12350 Tecumseh Road East, just east of Lesperance Road. Stored within the museum are deeds from Tecumseh, St. Clair Beach, Maidstone and Sandwich South.
Included in the societyʼs inventory of artifacts are medical supplies from Col. Paul Poisson, who was Tecumsehʼs first mayor, antique photographs of the old centre of the town, memorabilia from the Tecumseh Baseball Club, a Doherty pump organ, the telephone switchboard from Hotel Dieu Hospital, an Essex Scottish army uniform, and a photographic portrait of the townʼs first postmaster, Joseph Christe. Bottles from the townʼs past breweries are also popular with museum visitors. The TAHS museum is open to the public most Saturdays from 10:00am to 3:00 pm, and special visits throughout the week may be arranged by calling Bob Labute at 519-735-3895. For tours by schools, contact Doug Drouillard at 519 735 2789.
The Tecumseh Area Historical Society receives its operating funds almost entirely from private donations.