Current Exhibits

Not Just Dirt illustrated graphic showing a shovel a worm and a magnifying glass exploring a cross section of soil

Not Just Dirt: Digging into the Science of Soil

Learn about the complex, living, changing resource that is soil. This exhibit also highlights the stories of Wellington County residents who work with soil, including farmers and soil scientists.

Insights Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts

April 18 – June 30 | An annual exhibition honouring excellence, high levels of accomplishment, and innovative approaches to artistic expression in the work of local artists.
A view through a clear plexiglass case of an old cash register at the exhibit titled: Out with the Old In with the App

Out with the Old, In with the App

Travel back in time to see tools and gadgets that smartphones have made obsolete.
Pretty In Pink exhibit featuring pink items from the Highlights from the WCMA Collection

Pretty in Pink

Our favourite pink-themed artifacts from our collection.

If These Walls Could Speak

Discover the compelling stories of the people that lived, worked and died here and walk in their footsteps as you visit the Barn, the Poor House Cemetery and Museum.
Baking tools arrayed on kitchen table with wood-burning cookstove in background.

1920s Kitchen

Peek into a 1920s kitchen where electricity, running water, and new labour-saving appliances are transforming the heart of a home. See a 1918 wood-burning cookstove alongside a modern electric refrigerator and kitchen tools you may still use today.
Woman viewing a film in the tiny Jewel Theatre in the Museum building.

The Jewel Classic Movie Theatre

Enjoy a rotating selection of National Film Board shorts, classic movies, and archival footage from our collections in our cozy ten-seat movie theatre.
Mannequin depicting Canadian soldier in a trench during the First World War.

Far From Home: A Soldier's Life at the Front

Follow in the footsteps of the young soldiers and nurses who served overseas during the First World War (1914-1918). This exhibit features a life-sized replica trench and the true stories of Wellington County men and women.

Online Exhibits

A hand holds up an black and white photograph of a church in front of it's present day location

Moments in Time: Out of the Vault and onto the Map

We’ve taken some of the 100,000 images in our collection to their original locations in Wellington County to compare what has changed between these moments in time.

Richard Pierpoint: The Life of a Wellington County Pioneer

In 1760, a 16-year-old boy began a journey from West Africa to the colonies of America. He endured twenty years of slavery, survived two epic wars and, as an elderly man, the hardships of settlement in the wilds of Wellington County. This is his story.

Wellington County Remembers: Our Cenotaphs Unveiled

After the First World War, cenotaphs were built to honour the 60,000 men and women who lost their lives. Discover how the Wellington County cenotaphs came to be, each a unique representation of the spirit of its community and the time it was built.

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