Wellington County Museum & Archives, Elora

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The Wellington County Museum and Archives is a National Historic Site, located in a building that stands as the oldest remaining House of Industry in Canada. The site now serves as a cultural centre that tells the stories of the people and places in Wellington County through exhibits, galleries, and programmes.
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  • September 6, 2017
    This museum was originally the local poor house and it is this history that makes the Wellington County Museum so interesting. Well worth a visit. Cost is by donation too.  more »
  • September 4, 2017
    We were recommended to visit this museum by many folks and it was worth it. Its easy to find and the property is beautiful. There is so much history there and it is presented like an art gallery almos...  more »
  • September 4, 2017
    We visited, unsure of what to expect. There were many excellent surprises here, from the beautifully groomed gardens, to activity programs, excellent historical displays, and a juried art exhibition. ...  more »
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  • June 9, 2017
    I love the museum, it's one of the attractions I would tell guests of the Breadalbane Inn to see, they would come back and tell me how much they enjoyed it and thank me for recommending it as a must see. I could spend hours in the museum. It's a Fergus treasure.
  • June 11, 2017
    Excellent meal prepared by the Upper Grand DSB culinary students! Highly recommend if you get a chance. Good venue.
  • September 20, 2016
    The museum is a testament of early Canadian social program. Started in 1887, the institution received the poor and needies sent there by city officials. In return for food and shelter, they helped run the farm there. The building itself is magnificent and was a safe haven for thousands of people over 60 years. I am genuinely touched by the mission and what they did. I recommend people visit and experience the benevolent atmosphere. Also take a walk to the cemetery where they buried those died without family claiming their bodies. Life is precious and respected disregard of their wealth or lack of it.
  • June 19, 2017
    Originally called the Poor House then nursing home and now Wellington County Museum. You must check out the grave yard , next to the road between Fergus & Elora. Cataract trail runs past do must check that also
  • May 21, 2017
    Lots of local information and history about the area. This place used to be the poor house of the area and contains a lot of history about it.

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