The Town of Tecumseh is home to two Historical Societies.  These groups are dedicated to the preservation of the rich history of our community.  In addition to displays at these locations, many items from both groups have been added to an online archive that is available to the public.

Tecumseh Area Historical Society

Tecumseh MuseumThe TAHS museum is open to the public most Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, and special visits throughout the week may be arranged by calling Doug Drouillard at 519-735-2789. For tours by schools, contact Doug Drouillard at 519-735-2789. Visit the Society's Facebook page.

The Society's museum building is situated several meters from the original location of the Tecumseh train station at 12350 Tecumseh Road East, just east of Lesperance Road.

Thirteen area residents wanted a venue to display the town and surrounding area's rich history, and formed the Tecumseh Area Historical Society in 1997. The Society has many artifacts including:

  • medical supplies from Col. Paul Poisson, who was Tecumsehʼs first mayor
  • deeds from Tecumseh, St. Clair Beach, Maidstone and Sandwich South
  • antique photographs of the old centre of the town
  • items from the Tecumseh Baseball Club
  • a Doherty pump organ
  • the telephone switchboard from Hotel Dieu Hospital
  • an Essex Scottish army uniform
  • a portrait of the townʼs first postmaster - Joseph Christe
  • bottles from the townʼs past breweries are also popular with museum visitors

The Tecumseh Area Historical Society receives its operating funds almost entirely from private donations.

Sandwich South and Area Historical Society

Sandwich South Cultural and Resource CentreFor lovers of history and past and current residents of Sandwich South, Ontario. We keep the spirit of the community alive with monthly meetings. Join us and share your memories.

 President - Wendy Cunningham - 519-890-9120

email: sshistoricalsociety@gmail.com

 

The new Cultural and Resource Centre is located at 5520 Walker Road (behind Fire Station #2).

 

Open on Saturdays 9am-12pm

 Visit our Facebook page.