Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Wellington County Museum

Wellington County Museum

Wellington County Museum

I took this shot last June during the Doors Open Fergus – Elora. This building has a fascinating history and is well worth visiting.

“The Wellington County Museum and Archives is a National Historic Site. It is located in a building that stands as the oldest remaining House of Industry in Canada. It was built in 1877 as a “Poor House” or place of refuge for the poor, homeless, and destitute people in Wellington County. It operated as a Poor House and Industrial Farm until 1947 when it became a County Home for the Aged. In it was transformed into the Wellington County Museum and Archives. A new Archives wing opened in 2010.” Quoted from

This Saturday Sept. 20th is Doors Open Waterloo Region with a total of 41 different locations to explore. You won’t make it to all but there is plenty of variety to choose from. You can check out this web site to plan your day.


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