CRHA Archives: Remnants of Our Memory

Following the creation of the Canadian Railroad Historical Association (CRHA) in 1932, its members intensified their efforts to accumulate tens of thousands of documents… in their homes! It was only in 1970, when the CRHA Archives and Documentation Centre opened in Exporail’s Hays train station that members gathered together the treasures they had accumulated over all these years.

In 2004, the Centre moved to the Museum’s new Angus Pavilion and the archives were transferred there. Four years later, the Centre received its certification from Bibliothèques et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ), formalizing the CRHA’s official role as guardian of a large part of our national memory.

This exhibition aim to showcase the CRHA’s archives and the Centre’s role towards you and future generations. What kind of documents are preserved in our specialized storage facilities? Who do they come from Who do they benefit? Why is it important to invest in their preservation? In short, what is the purpose of our Centre?

Enjoy discovering our archives!