County releases poor house cemetery video

The Wellington County Museum and Archives has created a short video honouring the men, women and children that lived and died at the House of Industry and Refuge here.

One hundred and thirty-six years after the Poorhouse burial ground received its first burial (1877), the cemetery officially opened as an interpretive site and outdoor exhibit. It is here that 271 men, woman and children who lived and died at the Poorhouse between 1877 and 1946 are being honoured.

“It’s important to honour the people buried here and share their stories,” said Andrea Ravensdale, county communications manager.

The video is available on YouTube (search “Wellington house of refuge”).