The Collection

The Nor’Westers and Loyalist Museum is the home to many artifacts, preserved to enrich the interpretation of the United Empire Loyalists and the Glengarry Partners of the North West Company. We strive to increase the accessibility to our collection for researchers and curious folk alike. The staff and volunteers of the NLM have been working hard to digitize and upload our collection to the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) database, Artefacts Canada.

Beginning in 2011, the Nor’Westers and Loyalist Museum and the Glengarry Pioneer Museum  worked together to submit and receive joint funding for a project to digitize at least 300 archival items at each museum and make them accessible online. The overall goal was to improve accessibility to the archival collection of documents, books, maps and photographs of the two museums. Both the GPM and the NLM have continued this project into the present.

You can search the NLM’s collection database by clicking on the Artefacts Canada icon on the left.
Collection Highlights

We will be posting Collection Highlights every two weeks, to showcase items in our collection and provide research material online. If you have a favourite artifact in the museum and would like us to write a blog post on it, send us an email to We will do our best to satisfy your requests.

Collection Highlights are posted below in blog post format.