New Curator Hired for Elgin County Museum

The Elgin County Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Madeleine Howard as its new Curator, effective April 2nd, 2024. Madeleine will succeed Mike Baker, who is set to retire at the end of March after years of dedicated service to the Museum. With a profound enthusiasm for preserving and sharing local history, Madeleine eagerly anticipates the opportunity to delve into Elgin County’s rich heritage. “I am very excited to get started in the role as the Museum’s next curator with the opportunity to showcase the many great stories relating to Elgin County’s history,” states Madeleine.

Total solar eclipse taken in Oregon. August 21, 2017

Celestial Spectacle: Elgin County Invites You to Witness the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

Elgin County invites residents and visitors alike to witness the breathtaking total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024—a rare celestial event where the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, creating a captivating spectacle. This will be the first total solar eclipse in Ontario since 1979, and the next one is not anticipated until 2099, making this event truly extraordinary.

County Council Highlights – December 6, 2023

Elgin County Council met on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 to discuss several initiatives including: Homes Policies, hiring a Fire Training Coordinator, refreshing the County’s Brand, continued services with Medavie, and much more!

Ed Ketchabaw Re-Elected as 2024 Elgin County Warden

Elgin County Council has re-elected Ed Ketchabaw, Mayor of the Municipality of Bayham, as the Warden of Elgin County during its annual election meeting held on December 5, 2023. Warden Ketchabaw is set to continue his role as the head of Elgin County Council for the upcoming 2024 governance year.

Elgin County Council Highlights – November 28, 2023

Elgin County Council met on Tuesday, November 28th to discuss several initiatives including: Elder Abuse, a recap of the 2023 year at the Elgin County Museum, a new Library Membership & Circulation Policy, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, and much more!

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.