The Wellington County Historical Society sets out to preserve, illuminate and publicize the history of Wellington Count by:
- Stimulating public interest in the history and heritage of Wellington County with meetings and presentations of interest.
- Bringing together people who are interested in the history of Wellington County
- Encouraging individuals to undertake research and writing on Wellington County history
- Co-operating with the Wellington County Museum and Archives in the acquisition of historical records, documents and artifacts.
The Wellington County Historical society was founded in 1928 through the initiative of the Women’s Institutes in the County. Our mission was to preserve, collect and display the historical records and artifacts of Wellington County. During the first two decades of its existence, the Society’s collection of papers and objects grew to substantial proportions necessitating the finding of a permanent place to display the acquisitions. In 1954 they converted a store on Mill Street in Elora and then re-located to the present Wellington County Museum and Archives on County Road 18 between Elora and Fergus. The Society continues to support the work of the Museum and Archives and creates public awareness of the rich history of Wellington County.
- 6 public meetings a year focusing on County History
- Annual walking tour in a Wellington County community
- Joint meetings with local Historical Societies in Wellington
- Newsletter 3 times a year
- Annual publication of the Society’s journal – Wellington County History
Website: Wellington County Historical Society
Wellington County History Annual Journal
- Back issues available to purchase at the Wellington County Museum & Archives
- Past issues of the Journal (1987-2011) are posted on WCMA website Collections & Research
- Past WCHS essays (1943-2013) are posted on WCMA website Collections & Research
- Link: Wellington County Historical Society Essay and Journal Collection