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The Wellington County Museum and Archives is housed in the earliest surviving example of a Poor House (later called the House of Industry) in Canada which was built in 1877. Now a National Historic Site, the Museum houses 2 floors of exhibits which...more
This exhibit Honours the art and friendship of Wesley Harris and his mentor Arthur Brecken. It is truly a memorable, even spiritual celebration of space and form. Incredible. Not a surprise from this museum and archives which is so well-curated and which hosts such interesting...More
This building is an amazing piece of history. It was known as the poor house back in the old days. It housed the unlucky souls bad in the depression. What a beautiful building to see and think of all the people that it took in.
There is a lot of History in Elora, Fergus, and Centre Wellington/wellington County.
This museum is a great place to visit when you are in Elora.
The stories of Elora's long and Illustrious past are on display with history, photos, artifacts, and relics that will...More
Beautiful property, friendly reception, a treasure of local history ... this museum has done well in terms of presenting the past and even the present. The building used to be the place where poor people go. As one views portraits and brief stories about the...More
The museum building was first built as a refuge house for the local community. It's symbolic of the hardships that were faced by the early settlers in the Wellington county region, deeply meaningful and the museum gave a very vivid representation of that.
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.
Date of experience: July 2017
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Wellington Coun... M, Front Office Manager at Wellington County Museum & Archives, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2017
Thank you! The team at the Wellington County Museum and Archives take pride in our role as a cultural hub, providing exhibits, programming, support and services for the residents of Wellington County, and visitors. We appreciate your feedback and hope you will visit us again!