Amherstburg Freedom Museum

Collections & Exhibits

Collections

The Amherstburg Freedom Museum has been established to collect, preserve, interpret, research, and exhibit a collection of artifacts of historical and cultural value relating to Black heritage from its African origins to present day development in the Western Hemisphere. The artifacts that we collect are historically and culturally significant to Black heritage with emphasis on Southwestern Ontario.

Our Exhibits

The main building contains a number of rotating traveling exhibits and permanent exhibits, which begin with African culture before the slave trade and continue through the rigors of the ‘dark’ passage to the New World.

We display the horrors of slavery in a foreign land, the routes of escapees to Canada West via the Underground Railroad, and the building of a new life in freedom. Moreover, it highlights Canadian Black achievements and contributions to Canadian and international society.

Many of the artifacts were donated by descendants of formerly enslaved people.

ARTIFACTS

The Amherstburg Freedom Museum has been established to collect, preserve, interpret, research, and exhibit a collection of artifacts of historical and cultural value relating to Black heritage from its African origins to present day development in the Western Hemisphere. The artifacts that we collect are historically and culturally significant to Black heritage with emphasis on Southwestern Ontario.

family histories

Have you ever considered looking into your family history? The Amherstburg Freedom Museum is here to help. We have the resources you need to get started on tracing your family roots. Each month, we highlight a family from the museum’s Family History Collection.
There will be a series of posts, one per week, which tells you information about the month’s highlighted family. If you have a suggested family you would like to see highlighted, please let us know!

PERMANENT GALLERY

The museum has several interesting and unique artifacts on display in our permanent gallery that illustrate the journey Black people made from enslavement to freedom in Canada as well as the legacy of those descendants who built their lives in this region.

Facebook Live Black History Presentations

Every month the Amherstburg Freedom Museum has been hosting Black History Facebook Live presentations. In case you missed it you can watch all of our presentations below. Be sure to check out our Facebook page for upcoming presentations at Amherstburg Freedom or visit our YouTube Page.

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