History defines where we come from and the many influences that have affected us.  Our past links us to the places and people that have molded us into the present.  -Unknown                              

West Lincoln Historical Society acquired the 1903 TH&B (Toronto, Hamilton, & Buffalo) Train Station in 1993. It was then restored by the skilled and dedicated volunteers of the West Lincoln Historical Society. This was accomplished by using the profits from their published book  “West Lincoln Our Links With The Past”, also generous donations from local organizations, businesses and individuals. 

The Smithville Train  Station has been restored  to its original beauty and has been designated as a historical building.  It is now used as a research centre  called the West Lincoln Archives with many family histories, and old records.

The archives are open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from  April 1st to December 11th.  CLOSED Dec 12 to January 13, 2025. January 14th – March 31st the archives are open Tuesday and Wednesdays weather permitting, please call first to see if we are available 905-957-0138.

The Archives is located in the basement of the Smithville Train Station, stair steps are located at the rear of the building.