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The Wellington County Historical Society was founded in 1928 through the initiative and efforts of the Women's Institutes in the county. The Society's purpose was to preserve Wellington County historical records and to collect and display artifacts.
Its collection grew rapidly and in 1954, the forerunner of the present Wellington County Museum and Archives was opened on Mill Street in Elora.
Now in its eighth decade of activity, the Society continues to support the work of the Museum and to pursue its broader mandate of fostering public awareness of the rich history and heritage of Wellington County.
Come join the Wellington County Historical Society.
- to preserve, illuminate and publicize the history of Wellington County
- to assist in every manner possible with the maintenance and improvement of the County Museum
Our Specific Aims
to stimulate public interest in the history and heritage of Wellington County
to bring together people who are interested in the history of Wellington County
to encourage individuals to undertake research and writing on Wellington County history
to co-operate with the Museum in the acquisition of historical records, documents and artifacts
What We Do
- Hold 6 meetings per year, open to the public, free of charge focussing on the history of Wellington County
- Hold a walking tour of a community within Wellington County every year
- Arrange joint meetings with other historical societies (Guelph, Clifford, Arthur & Puslinch) and genealogical societies (Wellington)
- Publish the Newsletter which details the Society's upcoming events and activities three times per year
- Publish annually the popular and well-respected journal, Wellington County History
- Organize an annual Essay Competition complete with prizes
- Participate in public events such as the International Plowing Match, Heritage Day, regional meetings of the Ontario Genealogical Society and the Wellington County 150th Anniversary.
Please print clearly and mail this application with your cheque.
$20 for Canadian residents (individual, family and
$25 for US and overseas residents (individual,
family and group)
Wellington County Historical Society
P.O. Box 5, Fergus, Ontario CANADA N1M 2W7
Town/City:_______________________ Postal Code ____________
For further information,contact:
President: Ron Hattle, 519-546-3450
Membership Director: Jude Dowling 519-787-0408