St. Mark's Archives Committee, Addison Library, and Cemetery

For over thirty years Ann Lindsay, Betty Magnacca (deceased), Sandra Woodruff, Donald Combe, and Fred Habermehl worked to collect, preserve and make available the rich history of this, the first parish of the Diocese of Niagara. From a few files and some books and photos, the group managed to gather enough materials to fill four large filing cabinets and two large cupboards as well as publish numerous newspaper articles, countless pamphlets and brochures, and publish 13 books all on the history of St.Mark's. They compiled an exhaustive inventory of the church and its treasures. The committee oversaw the restoration of the 1840 plaques which are at the front of the chancel. They undertook the restoration of the WWl plaque, which was restored to its rightful place in the sanctuary. They contributed substantially to the restoration of the bells as well as the refurbishment of the stained glass windows.

Many of the Archives Publications are still available.    





Although the Cemetery Board is a separate group, the Archivists were responsible for remapping the cemetery and updating all cemetery records as well as assuming responsibility for the shelving and cataloguing of all the materials in the Addison Library. The Archivists work closely with Peter Babcock, Murray Wilcox, and David Antscherl and their on-going work in the Addison Library.


St. Mark's Archived materials now reside with the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum

In order to ensure its on-going preservation and accessibility, the entire archive of St. Mark's materials and objects was transferred to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum in 2023.

All historical and genealogical enquiries should be addressed to the: 

Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum

43 Castlereagh Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, L0S 1J0

Phone: 905-468-3912

Fax: 905-468-1728


 NOTL Museum with Sign     NOTL Museum  

Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum - Collections and Research

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum holds one of Ontario's most significant local history collections. Their Online Collections Database features many pieces from their collection and is constantly growing as more material is digitized. Click on the Collections Database link to explore what's accessible online!

Museum Collections Database

Please note that digital images ordered through the Museum's online database are subject to a $15 fee. In addition, images requested for commercial use are subject to additional fees.  You will be contacted by Museum staff regarding your request and pricing.


Onsite Research Services

The Museum's Research Room is open by appointment only. It provides visitors with access to thousands of photographs, the museum database, research files and more. 

A $15.00 service charge will be applied for non-members. Contact the Museum to book your appointment.

Please note that all prices are subject to change and current information can be found on the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum's website or by contacting the Museum directly:  Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum Collections and Research

Deborah Butler Muirhead 1820
Deborah Butler Muirhead 1820
d'Alamaine 1834
d'Almaine 1834
Memorial Garden
Memorial Garden
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Edward Walsh painting 1804. St. Mark's is clearly visible in the correct location with spire and correct windows.