The WCHS sponsored the Local History Day hosted by the Wellington Museum & Archives staff on November 4, 2016. This event was in memory of Steve Revell, past board member of our society and a history teacher from Erin Public School. Approximately 70+ students attended from Elora Public School. The day consisted of touring the museum and archives (plus a tour of the back rooms where all the works takes place), talks and discussions and workshops. Thanks to the museum and staff for hosting this informative event for our young students.
This is Tatjana Zumbach from Erin District High School, winner of the Arthur Brecken Visual Art Award. This award is to a graduating student who has demonstrated a passion and commitment to visual arts in the school and community and who is pursuing a career or post-secondary studies in visual arts. Presented at the EDHS Commencement ceremony on October 6, 2016, the award is in celebration of Arthur Brecken, who was a local artist and teacher. (Sponsored by the Wellington County Historical Society & the EDHS Art Council).
On September 25, 2016 at the Wellington County Museum & Archives Harvest Home Festival the Wellington County Historical Society unveiled its newest inductee, Deborah Whale, to its Wall of Fame. Deborah Whale was inducted into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame earlier this year and the original portrait hangs in their Hall of Fame at the Guelph headquarters. As a tribute to any inductee coming from from Wellington County, the historical society and its partners place a reproduction portrait on the wall at the Wellington County Museum & Archives. Deborah was nominated by the Poultry Industry Council for her immeasurable contribution to the agricultural industry. Deborah along with her husband and 2 sons run a successful dairy and poultry business near Alma in Wellington County. The farm is in its 7th generation of continuous farming. In the photo (left to right) : Deborah Whale, WCHS President Ron Hattle and Katherine MacDonald, a Director on the board of the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame Association. Deborah’s portrait sits along side her father George Edwin Jones who was inducted in 2006.