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Wellington County Museum and Archives

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National Historic Site

The museum is located in a building that stands as the oldest remaining rural House of Industry in Canada. It was built in 1877 as a “Poor House” or place of refuge for the poor, homeless, and needy people in Wellington County.

Photo: Wellington County House of Industry and Refuge ca. 1890

It operated as a Poor House and Industrial Farm until 1947 when it became a County Home for the Aged.

In 1974 it was transformed into the Wellington County Museum and Archives.

Photo: User:Saforrest, Wikimedia Commons

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