The museum is a National Historic site and listed as the oldest House of Industry in Canada. They have some permanent displays as well as new and different exhibits. The museum was built in 1877 and provided shelter for the poor, the aged, and the homeless for almost a century. I could just feel the history oozing out of every nook and cranny in that place. It was kinda eerie!
Here are a few photos that I took....I took a lot so I'll do more posts on it as I sort through the photos on my computer.
It stands on the top of a hill overlooking The Grand River between Fergus and Elora.
There is a barn and other out buildings to the left.
This is a hand painted mural that depicts what it would have been like when it was welcoming people into it's doors.
There are a lot of posters on the walls with interesting information about the House. (click to enlarge)
We were lucky to be there when they had the exhibits "A Century of Kitchenware" and "Keeping Clean"- a look at laundry over the years. Here's a sneak peek at some of the wonderful items on display.
I'll share more in another post.