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Posted On Wednesday, 26 October, 2022

Remembrance Poster ABOYNE – To commemorate Remembrance Day, more than 500 memorial markers will be placed on the front lawn of the Wellington County Museum and Archives. Each marker will bear a name, honouring Wellington County’s fallen from the First World War, the Second World War, Korea, and Afghanistan.
Two events will be held at the Museum in November:
On November 3, beginning at 10:30 am, Royal Canadian Legion Members will read the names of each of the fallen from Wellington...

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Posted On Monday, 12 September, 2022

2022_MUS_PoorHouse_145thAnniversary_1200x630_5 ABOYNE – On September 24, Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA) commemorates the 145 th Anniversary of the Wellington County House of Industry and Refuge, or “Poor House”. The museum facility was built in 1877 and operated as a place of refuge for local poor, homeless, and destitute people until 1947.
“While the Wellington County House of Industry and Refuge could never be described as a happy place, its story, and the stories of those who...

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Posted On Thursday, 08 September, 2022

Wedding Festival Poster ABOYNE, ON – Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA) hosts the Wedding Festival this Sunday, September 11. The event will showcase wedding stories from Wellington County and around the world, highlighting different cultural traditions and attire.
Event attendees are encouraged to come dressed for the occasion – wedding dresses, suits, bridesmaid dresses (tacky or not), ruffled tuxedos, and ring bearer outfits are all welcome at this all ages celebration.
“The...

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Posted On Wednesday, 17 August, 2022

2022_MUS_CarShow_1200x630_2 ABOYNE – The Wellington County Museum and Archives is thrilled to be hosting the 46th Antique and Classic Car Show on Sunday, August 28 – our longest running annual event.   
This family friendly event is open to the public from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on the front lawn.  You don’t need a vehicle to participate.
There is no year or make restrictions, nor does it have to be a car. If you have a truck, van, or motorbike that you would...

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Posted On Tuesday, 02 August, 2022

WeddingFestival_FBBannerWellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA) will host a Wedding Festival on September 11, from 11am until 3pm. The event will include live music, food and drink, wedding stories from Wellington County and around the world, games and crafts for children, and a free photo booth.
Event attendees are encouraged to come dressed in wedding attire, be it from their own wedding, a relative’s closet, or a second-hand store. Tacky bridesmaid dresses, ruffled tuxedos, and adorable...

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