Celebrate Canada 150 with a Historical Trip Around Elgin County
Museums and cultural attractions provide an important link to our region’s rich heritage and keep the stories of our past alive. From pre – 18th century Attawandaron villages to the enigmatic Colonel Thomas Talbot, the railway boom of the 1850s, and the agricultural roots of our community, these museums highlight the development of Elgin County through collections of artifacts, documents, and photographs.
This year we celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday. Elgin County Tourism has decided to create a one of a kind museum passport. When you present the passport to any of the 11 museums in the Elgin County area you will receive a stamp, and a chance to win a prize from each location. Every location has a different prize as well. The more museums you visit the better chance you have at winning multiple amazing prizes.
The Museums you can visit are as follows:
- Backus-Page House Museum
- Port Burwell Marine Museum
- Gay Lea Dairy Heritage Museum
- Elgin County Museum
- The Arts and Cookery Bank
- Elgin County Archives
- Elgin County Railway Museum
- Ye Olde Forge and Anvil Museum
- Edison Museum of Vienna
- Aylmer- Malahide Museum & Archives
- St.Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre
for more information and location of each museum.
Whats Happening at the Backus-Page House
Along with the Great Museum chase of the 21st century the Backus-Page House will be hosting an event June 24th-25th called Living History Weekend.This year we will be covering over 200 years of military history from the French and Indian Wars to the Vietnam Wars. With various activities everyday from scavenger hunts for the kids and merchants for the parents and to top it off reenactments of the Vietnam War for the whole family to enjoy.
The gates open at 10 am June 24th and 25th. Admission is $8 per person and children 12 and under are free! Food and fun awaits you at the The Backus-Page House, located at 29424 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown, just south of Hwy #3.
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