The Clock Collection of the Honourable Rob Black Now at the Wellington County Museum and Archives

Posted On Wednesday February 02, 2022

ABOYNE – Discover what makes the Honourable Rob Black’s clocks tick! With over twenty mechanical clocks on display, For Old Time Sake is the newest exhibit at the Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA) you will not want to miss.

“This exhibit is an auditory experience; making the exhibit feel very much alive,” says Amy Dunlop, Curator of the exhibit. “As the latest exhibit in the Wellington County Collects series, the display highlights not only local history but also how these mechanical clocks are powered. You may even see WCMA staff in the gallery winding up these early timepieces.”

“The fact that these clocks are over one hundred years old and still working amazes me,” says the Honourable Rob Black of Fergus. “I am fascinated by the history and the working mechanisms of my antique clocks, so simple and yet complex in many ways.”

To learn more stay tuned for the Clock Talks online series (

  • Clock Talks #1 (video) – Meet The Hon. Rob Black (February 10)
  • Clock Talks #2 (video) – Meet Amy Dunlop, Curator of the exhibit (February 24).
  • Clock Talks #3 (video) – How Clocks Work (March 11)
  • Clock Talks #4 (webinar) – The Canadian Clock Museum of Canada (April 6 at 7:00 pm)

The Wellington County Museum and Archives is located on Wellington Road 18 between Fergus and Elora. All patrons will be screened prior to entry and are required to show proof of vaccination, and wear a mask or face covering at all times. Appointments to visit the Museum and Archives are not necessary, but capacity limits are in place. If you plan to visit with a group, please call us at 519.846.0916 x5221 to set up a time for your group to visit. The Wellington County Museum and Archives’ is open weekdays from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and 1:00 to 5:00 pm on weekends.


Media, please contact:

Amy Dunlop, Curatorial Assistant
T 519.846.0916 x 5232


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