Last weekend we visit the Wellington County Museum located between Fergus and Elora in Ontario, Canada. It was built in 1877 for refugee and poor people from Wellington County.
When you visit this place, it really shows you just how large the holes in old society used to be. It can be overwhelming at times to think of how easily you would’ve ended up in a place like this a hundred years ago. There are other exhibits there that change regularly, but the most powerful part of the experience is the poorhouse. It’s not only fine for kids to visit this place, but it gives them something valuable to think about, as opposed to another theme park visit. Museum is free by donation and it’s worth the drive!
I took some pictures and I will share with you . Enjoy them.
The most important exhibit is about how poor people use to live in here.
One of the exhibition was about WW I.
It is a great place to learn about local and Canadian History.