1. To gather and preserve into one central collection, historical materials
pertaining to the "Restoration Movement" in Canada-- i.e., the Canadian
Restoration Movement with ties to the American Stone-Campbell
2. To organise this collection for ease of use.
3. To encourage and promote the Historical study of
Restorationist churches in Canada.
Led by John
Stevenson, a group of silk weavers from Paisley, Scotland arrived in Prince
Edward Island in 1820 to build a new life and to plant a church.
that same year another group of Scots, led by John Menzies, petitioned to
establish both a settlement and a church at Norval in Upper Canada near
in that same year, 24 year old James Black from Argyll arrived at the Talbot
settlement on the north shore of Lake Erie. His preaching and leadership would
extend to 1886.
joined a growing host that would shape a continental effort to restore a
Biblical order of faith and practice.
Canadian history of the "Christians only" reform is rich in events,
accomplishments and human interest. The stories of these and many other pioneers
in the faith deserve to be preserved and remembered.