Virtual WCMA

Online Activities 

The Museum might be closed, but the Wellington County Museum and Archives fun never ends! Check out some fun online activities inspired by the WCMA collection. Check back often for more updates!

Christmas Craft Workshops Online!

 Icicles Craft
 
 Christmas Tree Ornament
 
 Snow Globes
 

Virtual Tours

Have you ever wanted to peek inside our storage rooms or see what happens behind the scenes at the Museum? Check out our Tours page for virtual tours of the Museum and communities throughout Wellington County! 

Puzzle Challenge 

Explore the WCMA collection and exhibits through our new puzzle challenges.

ArtiFACT Stories 

Take a peek into the Museum vault! Explore the stories behind the objects in our collection.

image of children looking at dinosaur bones in a museum 

View our ArtiFACT Stories 

 

Scavenger Hunt 

full size image of Sherlock Holmes with magnifying glass

Test your research skills with our newest Scavenger Hunt and discover hidden gems in the WCMA collection! Check back often for more updates!

View Scavenger Hunts 

 


Take a Peek into the Archives Vault Photo Galleries

For more photographs check out our online Collections Catalogue.

Celebrating Wellington County’s First Responders and Emergency Personnel
People and Their Pets
Photo Gallery: WCMA_People and Their Pets will appear here on the public site.
Flower Photos in Black and White and Colour
Photo Gallery: WCMA_Flower Photos in Black and White and Colour will appear here on the public site.
Working the Land on the Family Farm
Photo Gallery: Working the Land on the Family Farm will appear here on the public site.
Beatty Brothers Limited, Fergus: International Agricultural Manufacturers, 1874-1961.
Photo Gallery: WCMA_Beatty Brothers Limited will appear here on the public site.
Beatty Brothers Limited, Fergus: Manufacturers of Household Products, 1874-1961
Photo Gallery: WCMA_Beatty Brothers Limited 2 will appear here on the public site.
Main Street Storefronts
Photo Gallery: WCMA_Main Street Storefronts will appear here on the public site.
County Barns
Photo Gallery: WCMA_Country Barns will appear here on the public site.

Percy Runnells (1920-1989), Elora Artist

Percy Runnells (1920-1989) was born and raised in Elora. During the Second World War, he served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. During his service overseas he received a knee injury. After time spent convalescing in Toronto, Runnells graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1950. He taught art at the Doon School of Fine Art, the Wellington County Board of Education, and St. Margaret's School for Girls in Elora. He also worked as an artist in the Graphics Department of Beatty Brothers Ltd. of Fergus, and for CKCO TV in Kitchener.

Photo Gallery: WCMA_Percy Runnells will appear here on the public site.

A Virtual Atlas of Wellington County, 1840-1970. 

Photo Gallery: WCMA_A Virtual Atlas of Wellington County will appear here on the public site.

Share Your Story!

The WCMA needs your help in documenting this unprecedented moment in history! How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected your life? Create a diary, video, or take photographs and consider donating your records to the Museum and Archives. For more information, please contact Karen Wagner, Archivist.

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