Current Exhibit & News/Events
The Elgin County Heritage Centre will be closed on Monday, November 13th and will reopen on Tuesday, November 14th at 10:00 a.m.
Port Stanley is set to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Lord Stanley’s visit in 2024, after whom the port was named. This exhibition on Port Stanley’s historic hotels, includes selections from the recently donated Heritage Port Collection. Mackie’s, the sole surviving occupant of the old boardwalk, is represented by its large 1930 popcorn machine on loan from a private collector.
The Elgin County Museum also offers Travelling Exhibits which can be loaned out for a reasonable price or possibly even free!
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The Ones We Met – Inuit Traditional Knowledge and the Franklin Expedition May 1, 2021 to August 29, 2021 The fate of Sir John Franklin’s 1845 expedition was one of the Arctic’s
David Kilpatrick: Architect
January 18 – August 29, 2020
The 1870s saw tremendous growth in St. Thomas thanks to the arrival of the Canada Southern and Great Western Railways, turning the sleepy village into a burgeoning metropolis and putting it on the road to becoming Canada’s Railway Capital…
The Aerodrome of Democracy – The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan The skies over Elgin County were filled with aircraft during WWII. Schools for bombing and gunnery, basic flying and
Ships and Sails, Roads and Rails: Travel in the Confederation Era Saturday, May 20, 2017 to Friday, September 1, 2017 Pictured above: Italian freighter San Sebastiono of Trieste at Port Stanley, 1959Times-Journal
Behind the Canadian Line: The War Sketches of H. W. Cooper Monday, February 1, 2016 to Thursday, September 1, 2016 An exhibition of over 30 original sketches of people and places near
The Fulcrum of the Arts: Canadian Culture and Alma College, 1881-1939 Monday, September 9, 2013 to Friday, December 20, 2013 Curated by Dr. Susan Butlin, author of All the Girls Have Gone, Alma
Short Routes and Easy Grades: The Railway Heritage of Elgin/St. Thomas Monday, June 3, 2013 to Friday, August 30, 2013 The 100th anniversary of the building of the Michigan Central’s new locomotive shops,
March of Time: A Bicentennial Commemoration of the War of 1812-15 Monday, April 15, 2013 to Saturday, July 6, 2013 Features reproductions of works of art related to nearly every major action
Changing Gears: Elgin County Industry in the 20th Century Monday, September 17, 2012 to Sunday, December 23, 2012 This exhibition illustrates the region’s transition from a reliance on several US railways to
Remembering John McCrae (on loan from Guelph Museums) Sunday, January 8, 2012 to Monday, April 9, 2012 Meet the man who wrote In Flanders Fields. Also on view are a number of