Talk to Me! Paul Axman’s Telephone Collection at Wellington County Museum and Archives

Posted On Friday February 26, 2021

ABOYNE – A must-see exhibit at Wellington County Museum and Archives, ‘Talk to Me!’ is now open featuring the telephone collection of Paul Axman of Guelph-Eramosa Township.

“Have you ever wondered how the telephone works or how this Canadian invention has changed over the last century?” says Amy Dunlop, curator of the exhibit. “As the latest exhibit in the Wellington County Collects series, Paul Axman’s telephone collection highlights the inner workings of the telephone highlighting its importance in local and regional history.”

“The telephone, for better or worse, is one of the most defining inventions over the last 140 years,” says Paul Axman. “My hope is that my collection will show people the evolution of the telephone from crank to touchtone; giving people pause to reflect on just how much telephones have impacted our lives today.”

Open until January 9, 2022, ‘Talk to Me!’ will also have a variety of online programming throughout the year. Stay tuned for our ‘Telephone Talks’ online series and ‘Telephone Take Away’ craft videos launch on our website this March! (

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 wear a mask or face covering at all times. Appointments to visit the Museum and Archives are not necessary, but capacity is limited to ten visitors at one time. 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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