Local heritage on display at Stone Road Mall this Saturday

Take in a bit of heritage this weekend at the Stone Road Mall.

Once again the heritage organizations of Guelph and Wellington County are gathering at Stone Road Mall in Guelph to highlight the wide range of heritage preservation work taking place in our communities.

Local community groups and organizations will take part this year, ranging from local church archives and historical societies to our finest nationally recognized museums, archives and library.

The Guelph Historical Society is also participating as it promotes projects and programs planned for this year as they celebrate the group’s 50th anniversary.

Norfolk United Church will also have a heritage display, outlining the activities they have planned as 2011 marks the church’s 175th anniversary.

Participants include: Wellington County Museum and Archives, Wellington County Historical Society, Guelph Museums, Guelph Historical Society, Guelph Public Library (Archives), Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (Guelph Wellington Branch), Heritage Guelph, Norfolk United Church, Halton Radial Rail Museum, and the Guelph Historic Railway Association

Heritage groups from across Wellington are welcome to participate noted Libby Walker, activity programmer at the Wellington County Museum and Archives.

The event was established to mark the start of Heritage Week, and Heritage Day; which falls the same day as Family Day in Ontario, on Feb. 21.

The display at the mall is open on Feb. 19, between 9:30am and 5 pm, and organizers hope to inspire and amaze with the significant heritage work taking place in Wellington and Guelph.