Collection Policy

Mission Statement

The Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre is a community museum dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the history of Delhi, Norfolk County’s tobacco industry and our multicultural heritage. Through events, programming and exhibitions, the museum provides opportunities for learning, creativity and community building, in a space accessible to the local, regional, national and international communities that we serve.


The Delhi Tobacco Museum & Heritage Centre will collect and preserve artifacts and archival material pertaining to the history of Delhi and Delhi Township, including Middleton Township from the founding of Fredericksburg in 1826 to the present date; the tobacco industry in Norfolk County from the 1920s to the present; the history of milling in Delhi from the 1820s to 1970; and the multicultural heritage of Delhi and surrounding area.