Take Me Back to the 1950s at county museum Sept. 11 to March 20

Remember the 1950s and explore a decade best remembered for post-war affluence, baby booms, and the discovery of the teenager.


Take Me Back to the 1950s will run at the Wellington County Museum and Archives from Sept. 11 to March 20.

For the first time in years, Canadians were ready to build, expand, and spend.

Take Me Back to the 1950s features national trends and innovations as they influenced rural and small town county life.

From the cautious and thrifty post-war years emerged a decade marked by techno­logical innovations and affluent consumerism.

New markets opened up to meet the needs of the population boom, suburban life, and the teenager.

While much of rural life in Wellington County remained cen­tred on church and commu­nity activities, the introduction of television brought innova­tions into the home that chang­ed how people thought, dressed, dined, and entertained.

One of the exciting displays in this exhibit is its extra­ordi­nary collection of televisions and radios from the 1950s. Displays of kitchen appliances, furniture, clothing, toys, and local art will all provide insights into changing lifestyles and attitudes of the post-war years.

For more information, visit www.wcm.on.ca or phone 519-846-0916.

The Wellington County Mu­seum is located on County Road 18 between Fergus and Elora and it is opened week­days from 9:30am to 4:30pm and weekends and holidays from noon to 4pm.