Statement of Purpose
The Lincoln and Welland Regiment Museum is managed and operated by a committee of the Lincoln & Welland Regiment Foundation. The Foundation was incorporated in 1980 as a Not For Profit Corporation under the laws of Ontario. The Foundation is also registered as a Charity with the Canada Revenue Agency and may issue tax receipts for cash gifts or non-cash donations.
The Foundation is not affiliated with, nor a component of the Department of National Defence (DND), the Canadian Forces (CF) or any other government agency or department. The Lincoln & Welland Regiment Foundation is a separate, independent, private charitable foundation and legal entity governed by a nine member Board of Directors.
The Regiment traces its roots to Butler’s Rangers and the settlement of Niagara in the 1780’s. Since then it has been an integral part of the community, the history of Niagara, and the history of Canada.
The primary purpose of the museum is to research, collect, preserve, interpret and exhibit artifacts and archival records related to the Regiment to strengthen the public’s knowledge of Niagara’s military heritage.
The museum will also feature a collection of military vehicles and artillery ordnance provided in part by the Canadian War Museum and Parks Canada, in order to preserve the rich history of Niagara and the Canadian Army at home and abroad.
The museum will educate visitors and increase community awareness about the role of the Regiment, it’s citizen soldiers and the impact of military events in the development of Niagara and Canada.
The museum will “Remember” the sacrifices of members of the Regiment and it’s forebears in the defense of our nation by telling their stories.