Wellington County Museum and Archives is located in Fergus, Ontario, and is housed in the former House of Industry in Canada, otherwise known as the Poor House, or as a place of refuge for the poor, homeless, and destitute people in Wellington County.
It operated as a Poor House and Industrial Farm until 1947, when it became a County Home for the Aged. Later, it was transformed into the Wellington County Museum and Archives. A new Archives wing opened in 2010.
They have records of interest to those people who have ancestors who came to Wellington County to settle, such as the Women's Institute Tweedsmuir Histories, the Wellington County Historical Society Essay and Journal Collection, and the Wellington County Local History Articles. These records are at http://www.wellington.ca/en/discover/searchthemuseumandarchivesonlinecollections.asp
They also have a monthly newsletter, and every issue for 2014 is on the website at http://www.wellington.ca/en/discover/newsletter.asp
Right now, until May 10, 2015, they have an exhibit called No One Goes 2 Palmerston ON: The Collection of Chad Martin, which, at one time, was a bustling town in Wellington County. The link is http://www.wellington.ca/en/discover/exhibitsandevents.asp
Their website is at http://www.wellington.ca/Museum.
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