The 5th Anniversary Culture Days weekend will take place from September 26th to 28th in every province simultaneously and is expected to see hundreds of communities of all sizes take part from coast to coast to coast – that includes a growing list of unique events here in Elgin County. The St. Thomas Public Library is excited to take part for the first time this year.
Read our feature on Culture Days in Relish Elgin Fall 2014 ...
The CASO Station has been transformed. The Elgin County Railway Museum proudly celebrates their 25th anniversary as keepers of the treasure-trove of artifacts housed in the former MCR locomotive shops. The re-created L&PS Station and Railway Corridor will open with special events and fanfare on the September 20th weekend. The MCR bridge over Kettle Creek has been purchased, the first step in ensuring it’s preservation for future conversion to Canada’s first elevated park. Railway enthusiasts converse regularly via their St. Thomas Railway Heritage facebook page, sharing photos, commentary and information and keeping the enthusiasm alive.
Cultural resources (Archives + Stories + Place Names + Heritage Groups + Local Historic Sites + Historic Plaques and Monuments + Railway Festival + Stories +++) = a growing St. Thomas railway heritage momentum.