Please join us on the front lawn for a special Remembrance Ceremony as we commemorate the Fallen from Wellington County.(WWI, WWII, Korea and Afghanistan)
Refreshments to follow in the Nicholas Keith Room
Tour our World War I exhibits inside the Museum:
Death and the County Soldier, 1914-1918
Far From Home: A Soldier's Life at the Front, 1914-1918
Presented by Terry Copp, Professer Emeritus (History), Wilfrid Laurier University and Director of theLaurier Centre for Military and Stragegic Disarmament Studies, this lecture series the focus is on the time period after the Allied Victory in Nomandy.
After Normandy many believed the war would be over quickly. On 10 September Field Marshall Montgomery won Eisenhower’s support for Operation Market Garden, a plan to use three airborne divisions to seize key river crossings in the Netherlands including what became known as the Bridge too Far at Arnhem. The purpose was to cross the Rhine and attack the Ruhr, Germany’s main industrial zone. The Canadian Army thus fought its most difficult battle of the war in the southern Netherlands, with limited resources.
Location: Aboyne Hall, Wellington County Museum and ArchivesAdmission by donation.
Part 2 is on November 13 at 7:00 pm
Liberation and Sacrifice: Canadian Soldiers and Dutch Civilians, October 1944
Light a Tribute Candle for the 471 Names of the Fallen from Wellington County at 6:00 pm November 10 on the front lawn of the Museum and Archives
The candles will remain lit through the nights of November 10 and 11
The Museum and Archives will re-open for regular hours, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, on Wednesday, November 12.
Tannis Sprott, voice
John Alac, guitar,
Catherine Robertson, piano
An afternoon of song, English and Spanish
All concerts take place in the Exhibit Hall, Wellington County Museum and Archives
" Come and enjoy the unique blend of personal Music in an intimate setting - where performers and audience together create the experience."
Season Tickets available for all 5 concerts, $28.00 for a membership.
January 18, Venturi Winds with Brad Moggah on piano, Betthoven and Kluhardt
March 8, Cantabile Ensemble, Mozart to deligth and entertain!
April 26, Cuerdas Quartet, Classics from the Classical Era.
The Museum and Archives will re-open for regular hours, 1:00 to 5:00 pm, on Saturday December 27.
The Museum and Archives will re-open for regular hours, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, on Friday January 2.
Venturi Winds with Brad Moggach on piano,
Bethoven and Klughardt
Mozart to delight and entertain!
Classics from the Classical Era
Lyn Barrett-Cowan is a Fergus fibre artist of extraordinary vision whose abstract quilt designs are created outside the usual conventions breaking free from the traditional quilting designs. Drawing from her own life experiences and of nature, Lyn takes us on a personal journey of exploration that will delight and intrigue viewers.
One of the most celebrated Hollywood actresses, discover the life and times of Marilyn Monroe through the collection of Melinda Mason. Over 100 items are on display in the Museum and Archives this fall. Look through the eyes of Melinda Mason and discover Marilyn's unique legacy.
Please note that the exhibit is in two parts: in the Archives reading room and in a first floor Museum gallery.