Gift Shop

Gift Shop

Open daily, the Museum Gift Shop is located in the front lobby of the Museum. We offer a unique selection of handmade and locally sourced crafts, toys, books, art glass, prints, apparel, and old-fashioned candy. 

Royal Canadian Legion

Our official Royal Canadian Legion merchandise is available year round. Silk scarves, umbrellas, wristbands, pins, hats, jewellery, apparel, tribute candles and much more. 

History Books and Publications Available In The Gift Shop

  • Arthur & Area WW1 & WWII Veterans - by Arthur & Area Historical Society
  • A Stolen Life: Searching for Richard Pierpoint (NEW) - by David Meyler and Peter Meyler
  • Barns of Minto Township Vol. II - by Township of Minto Heritage Association
  • Beyond Walls of Refuge - by Toni Luciani
  • Death Perceptions - A Community Explores Death Through Art - by Emily Youers
  • Dining With Canadian Railways Volume 1 - Canadian Pacific Chinaware  (NEW) - by Will Smith
  • From Wedgewood Cottage - by Wendy Cooper-Parkinson
  • Goldstone United Church, 1903-2003
  • Gumboots and Drawing Board - by Hallie Watson
  • History of Alma and District Book Two
  • Letitia – A Heart Inspired to Heal (NEW) - by Dianne J Ferris
  • Mamma: In the Meantime (NEW) - by Toni Luciani
  • Mennonite Funeral and Burial Traditions (NEW) - by Marion Roes
  • Mentor & Metalsmith - by Wesley Harris
  • Mount Forest High School: 1876-1958 - by Cathie Ridgeway
  • Remembering Pilkington Township Lives, Loves and Labour
  • The Ailsa Stone (NEW) - by Robert Grant
  • The Cromaboo Mail Carrier - by Mary Leslie
  • The Grand River - Dundalk to Lake Erie - by Gerard & Marianne Brandis
  • To Stand and Fight Together: Richard Pierpoint  (NEW) - by Steve Pitt
  • To the Seventh Generation - by Marilynn Crow
  • Wellington County Museum and Archives Souvenir Book

Historical Novels by Local Author Pat Mattaini Mestern

  • Anna: A Child of the Poorhouse (COMING SOON)
  • Clara: An Historical Novel of an Ontario Town 1879-1930
  • Rachael's Legacy
  • Magdalena's Song
  • No Choice But Freedom
  • Granite: A Novel
  • Vein of Love (NEW)

Wellington County Historical Society Journals

We offer a selection of historical journals, all of which focus on different aspects of the rich local history of Wellington County. Community and family lore abound in these fascinating snapshots of our history and heritage. Volumes 6 - 31 available.

Toys and Puzzles

We carry a variety of old-fashioned, low-tech wooden toys and puzzles for children of all ages. Games, activities and toys are hand-crafted and locally sourced.

Folkmanis Finger Puppets

Kids love finger puppets! Folkmanis Mini Finger Puppets come in a variety of wildlife options, including:

Bat Hummingbird
Bear Opossum
Butterfly Owl
Baby Chick Penguin
Field Mouse Rabbit
Baby Fire Dragon Raccoon
Flying Pig Skunk

Small enough to take anywhere, finger puppets provide endless hours of imaginative play and entertainment.



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