Tecumseh Town Hall, April 11, 2017. (Photo by Maureen Revait)

Local Artifacts Seek New Home In Tecumseh Fire Hall

If the Sandwich South Historical Society has its way, the old fire hall in Oldcastle will house some of the region’s most valuable artifacts.

The society has asked Tecumseh Town Council to approve a $50,000 addition to the fire hall on Walker Rd. for a new community cultural centre.

Chair Wendy Cunningham says they have a lot of artifacts they would like to put on public display.

“We have the original council chairs from 1893 with the table, french doors from the convent Tabernacle from St. Mary’s 1874, a lot of photos and records from the beginning of the incorporation of Sandwich South,” she says going down the list.

But if you think the cultural centre will be nothing more than just dusty display cases, think again.

“It would be a resource and cultural centre, not necessarily a museum,” says Cunningham. “There will be a computer there that they can have access to the archives and to do any research for our local community and families.”

Council did not decide right away. Approval has been referred to budget deliberations this fall.