Museum hosts bus trip to Palmerston for rail, history tour

Palmerston has a “steamy” history spanning 150 years of hard work, perseverance and a dedicated community of people.

That’s why the Wellington County Museum and Archives is planning a bus tour to visit Palmerston Railway Museum, on Sept. 19. Participants will also take a walking tour of the community’s downtown area with local historian Chad Martin and enjoy a catered lunch and visit to Mapleton Dairy for some ice cream.

Martin will be on the bus from the museum providing “colour” commentary on the trip.

“From a town that has been known as a railway centre in the county since the 1870s, Palmerston has a rich and diverse history beyond the rail lines,” says Amy Dunlop, curatorial assistant at Wellington County Museum and Archives.

“Chad Martin is a passionate collector, researcher and writer, and he is extremely excited to share his knowledge about his home town Palmerston.”

The bus leaves the museum at 10am and returns at 3:30pm. The cost is $35 plus HST and includes lunch and admissions.

To book a seat on the bus, call 519-846-0916 ext. 5221. The Wellington County Museum and Archives is located on Wellington Road 18 between Fergus and Elora. The galleries are open weekdays from 9:30am to 4:30pm and weekends from 1 to 5pm.