The Wellington County Historical Society presents "The Heritage of Halton and Wellington Counties after the War of 1812" on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., Aboyne Hall, Wellington County Museum and Archives, 0536 Wellington Road 18 between Fergus and Elora. Historian and author John McDonald will look at the development of this part of Southern Ontario after the War of 1812 focusing on Wellington and Halton Counties. This colour PowerPoint presentation utilizes several vintage and contemporary photographs of the area with an emphasis on the origin of place names.
The Guelph Historical Society presents "True Stories of Love and Loss: The Rural Diary Archive Website" with Dr. Catharine Wilson, professor in rural history at the University of Guelph, March 1, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 161 Norfolk Street, Guelph. View Event Flyer (JPG)
The topic of the WCHS 2016 Annual Writing Contest is “How I Came to Live In Wellington County”. Closing date: 15th April 2016. Send your entry to “2016 Writing Contest”, Wellington County Historical Society, P.O. Box 5, Fergus, Ontario, Canada N1M 2W7 or email Willa Wick, firstname.lastname@example.org.