Virtual WCMA

Online Activities 

Check out some fun online activities inspired by the WCMA collection. Check back often for more updates!

Step-by-Step Craft Videos!

Visit our Museum on your Doorstep page for exciting craft videos!

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! 

Colouring Challenges 

Download WCMA's colouring pages inspired by our collections and upcoming exhibits. 

 Talk to Me! Colouring Pages

Puzzle Challenge 

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

Hair wreath (WCMA, 1987.12.1) is on display in Re:Collections: Connections Fibre Artists exhibit.

Common during the Victorian era, hair wreaths were usually made of hair collected from the deceased and were used as a memorial piece. Helen Elliot Cowan (1841-1885) made this hair wreath in the late 1860s using locks of hair from friends and family before she moved from Paisley Block in Guelph Township to Waterloo Township. It is a unique memorial of friends parted by distance. 

 View our Hair Wreath Collection

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 

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.

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