Canada’s Oldest Annual Picnic

Saturday, April 16, 2022 to Saturday, September 3, 2022

The summer exhibit will highlight the 125th anniversary of the Baker Family Re-union and Picnic illustrating key periods in the history of the family and of their part of Central Elgin. A complementary exhibit on the 19th century picnic tradition will illustrate the many union, club, fraternal, school, and church picnics that were often held at the lake ports. These events with their ancillary trains, boats, and bands constituted major social occasions.

Notice of Canada Day Office Closure
Victoria Day Closure 2024
Easter Holiday Closure Notice
Family Day Closure Notice
Graphic to indicate holiday closures at Elgin County Facilities. The Elgin County Administration Building, Provincial Offences Administration Building, and Elgin County Heritage Centre will be closed on Friday, December 23rd at noon. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024.