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Culture Day in Canada a celebration of past

CENTRE WELLINGTON - The Wellington County Museum and Archives will host its annual Harvest Home Festival on Oct. 2  from noon to 4pm.

Everyone is invited as the museum celebrates the rural history and traditions of farming in Wellington County.

Demonstrations and displays will include: sheep shearing, blacksmithing, rope making, lace making, quilting and wool processing.

Check Tolton’s Wonders and Whirly Gigs; a collection of amazing homemade gadgets and gizmos. The large archives storage area and barn will be open to take a peek.

The antique and vintage tractor display will take place on the front lawn.

Awards will be given for oldest tractor and the People’s Choice award. The antique threshing and plowing demonstrations will take place in the area located east of the driveway off County Road 18.

At 1pm the unveiling of the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame Wellington County inductees’ commemorative plaques will take place in the Aboyne hallway.

Family fun, food, entertainment and activities are planned all afternoon. Dance with the Elora Grand Squares and enjoy the sounds of the Swan Creek Jammers.

As part of the cross Canada weekend Culture Days in Canada, the event is free. Refreshments are extra.

Wellington County Museum and Archives is located on County Road 18, between Fergus and Elora.

 

 

September 30, 2011

 
 

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