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Summertime Fun at the Wellington County Musuem and Archives!

Summertime Concerts in the Historic Barn

Bring a lawn char and enjoy the evening light of summer with the sweet sounds of our great local musicians.  With a variety of musical genres and artists, there is something for everyone. Concerts take place in our beautiful (and acoustically wonderful) historic 1877 House of Industry Barn.

Concerts last approx 1hr, 7-8pm.

Admission by Donation

pleae call the Museum at 519-846-0916 x 5221 for more information

  • July 4th – Madison Galloway
  • July 11th – Bob MacLean
  • July 18th – The Fair Wind
  • July 25th – Broadway Draws
  • August 1st – Fergus Pipe Band
  • August 8th – Nick Gush and Pam Davies

Summer Pleasures: Fun For the Whole Family at the Museum!

Drop in activities, crafts and games for the whole family based around a new fun theme each week! 

1-4pm, admission by donation

  • July 3rd – Ancient Egypt
  • July 10th – Mighty Machines
  • July 17th – Down on the Farm
  • July 24th – Bug’s World
  • July 31st – The Dino Days of Summer
  • August 7th – Art Attack!
  • August 14th – Circus

Summer Camp at the Museum 2019!

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost per week: $180.00 + HST members, $195.00 + HST non members

Register by calling 519.846.0916 to reserve your spot today! Bring your own lunch, snacks, water bottle and outdoor gear!

The Great Outdoors!

Explore the wild and wonderful grounds of the Wellington County Museum! Campers investigate local plants andanimals, make crafts from natural materials, build theirown shelter, play fun games, and enjoy the great outdoors!

  • Ages 10 -13: July 15-19
  • Ages 6 - 9: July 22-26

Museum Investigators!

Join us for a week of behind-the-scenes fun! Campers will work with museum staff to create their very own exhibit tobe displayed in our galleries. Travel back in time andinvestigate what life was like in early Wellington County with early settler games, crafts, cooking of old recipes, and more!

  • Ages 10 - 13: August 12- 16
  • Ages 6 - 9: August 19 - 23

Antique & Classic Car Show

August 18th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Calling all car enthusiasts! You are invited to the 44th Wellington County Museum’s Antique & Classic Car Show. With local musical entertainment and family activities  there is something for everyone. Bring your classic vehicle or just chat with other enthusiasts and end your afternoon by casting a ballot for four different awards. It’s fun for the whole family!

Participant pre-registration is not required, on-site registration only. This year’s awards are: Best in Show, Best Interior, Best Finnish and Kids Choice!

Admission by donation.

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