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Comber Tilbury West Town Council 1902
Left to Right - F.F. Jones, S. T. Anderson, David.Voakes, H. B

Tilbury West Council 1902

 Left to Right - F.F. Jones, S. T. Anderson, David.Voakes, H. Brindle 

About Us

About The Comber Museum

About the Comber Museum



The Tilbury West Centennial Museum was officially opened as a centennial project on Saturday September 30th 1967.  Officials from the Department of Public Records and Archives headed the list of those taking part in the ribbon cutting ceremonies.  Among those in attendance were Arthur Reaume M.P.P. (Liberal Essex North),  Eugene Whelan M.P. (Liberal Essex South), and representatives of our local Municipal Government.

             In 1998 the museum became the property of the Comber and District Historical Society which is is currently managed by a Museum Board comprised of local residents from the area.  The present board consists of a President, Past President,  Vice President, and a Secretary Treasurer along with 4 museum directors.  

         The Comber & District Historical Society MUSEUM is located approximately 4 km. south of Comber on Hwy 77 in what was formally known as S.S. #8 Maple Grove Public School.  Proudly displayed in the Museum are artifacts from our region's past.  Stan Ford, the first curator collected everything from magneto telephones to farm machinery, along with many more articles that have been collected over the years.  There are many pictures on display and sections within the museum for household articles, agriculture, medical, school military, carpentry and local government to name just a few of the displays.  

Located on the same parcel of land as the Museum, is a Memorial Forest, where trees have been, and will be purchased and planted by families and friends of loved ones who have passed away.


our mandate

Our Comber Museum Mandate

 To Preserve the historical heritage of the area by


a) Maintaining and preservice the Comber and District Historical Museum and Memorial Forest.

b) Conducting and promoting educational and historical research with a view to making any historical findings available for the benefit of the public.

c) Providing educational programs to increase the public awareness of the Comber and District Historical Museum

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become a member and help support our museum


Become a Member

 Please Help Support our Comber Museum by purchasing our new 2018 Annual Museum Membership at the cost of $15.00.  For a limited time, you will also receive a beautiful Comber and District Historical Society gold lapel pin. All proceeds go to help maintain and operate our Comber Museum but more importantly,  IT SHOWS THAT WE HAVE YOUR SUPPORT when we are applying for Municipal and Provincial grants.



Please provide your name, address, telephone number and email address along with a cheque for $15.00 to: 

Comber & District Historical Society  Museum

c/o Mark McKinlay

9454 Gracey Sideroad

Comber ON  N0P 1J0

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

We would love to see you, so feel free to visit us during our normal hours for a personal tour.

 May 24th - Thanksgiving Day
Thursday - Monday  
​1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Comber and District Historical Society Museum

10405 Hwy 77, Comber, ON N0P 1J0, ca

Mark McKinlay (519) 687-3400

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