Join in with other caregivers for walking and social support. Walk at your own pace and distance or just come for support. Walking will be held at Timken Centre during winter months and rainy days. All caregivers are welcome to attend. Call VON at the number below for more information or to register.
Venue: Pinafore Park (Timken Centre during winter months)
Address: 95 Elm St, St. Thomas
Contact Phone: 519-637-6408
Open Year Round
The Elgin County Heritage Centre exists to promote Elgin County's rich historical and agricultural heritage by acquiring, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting artifacts pertaining to the history of the County of Elgin; and to provide leadership and support to County museums in the promotion of a heritage partnership. Museum is open year round with changing exhibits, lectures and gift shop. Call for seasonal hours.
Exhibit: Once Upon a Time
Thur Jan 25 - Sat Apr 28
This exhibition from the Bruce County Museum allows you to experience Europe in Medieval times: handle tools of the period, do a brass rubbing of a famous knight and try on chain mail; get your photo in the pillory.
Hours: 11am-7pm Tues-Thur; 10am-4pm Fri & Sat
Venue: Elgin County Heritage Centre
Address: 460 Sunset Dr, St. Thomas
Contact Phone: 519-631-1460 ext.160
Visit the exhibit "Plank Road: Travel through Bayham" to be unveiled at the restaurant on June 3 at 12:30pm, during the Vienna EdisonFest (from 7pm June 2 through 4pm June 4) as part of the Elgin County Museums' Canada 150 Celebration theme, "Transportation".
New Hours: Mon-Thur 6am-3pm; Fri-Sun 6am-8pm
Venue: Bayham's Family Table Restaurant
Address: 6209 Plank Rd, Vienna
Facebook: Bayham Historical Society
Photo: Courtesy of Elgin County Archives. Black and white photograph of men fishing on the banks of Otter Creek in Vienna, Ontario, with farm buildings in the background.
Exhibit: The Great War - Centenary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge
Tues – Fri, 1pm – 5pm; Sat 9am – noon & 1pm – 5pm
April to Oct:
Open Sun 2pm – 4pm in addition to above hours
Venue: Elgin Military Museum
Address: 30 Talbot St, St. Thomas, ON N5P 1A3
First Wednesday of each month from June to December. All welcome. A time of music and reflection, occasionally by candlelight or outdoors (weather permitting). Refreshments and fellowship to follow service.
Time: 7pm starts
Venue: St. John's Anglican Church
Address: 20 Flora St, St. Thomas
Exhibit: The Life and Legacy of Sir Arthur Currie
Mon March 5 - Fri Apr 27
The museum officially opens for the season on March 5th with the travelling exhibit, The Life and Legacy of Sir Arthur Currie, on loan from Museum Strathroy-Caradoc.
Drawing from sources and materials relevant to his early life in rural Strathroy, Ontario, the exhibit considers the influence of his youth on his remarkable rise through the ranks from a militia gunner before the First World War, to become the first Canadian commander of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. The exhibit traces the humble roots of Canada's greatest military commander and celebrates his achievements and legacy as a source of national pride.
Exhibit sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 81. O. rganized and circulated by Museum Strathroy-CaradocGenerously supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage
The Museum is open to the public from March to November.
Saturdays 11am-4pm (Jun, Jul, Aug)
Venue: Aylmer Malahide Museum & Archives
Address: 14 East St, Aylmer
Contact Phone: 519-773-9723
Time: when available
Venue: YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin
Address: 16 Mary St W, St. Thomas
Contact Phone: Cathy DeVries, 519-631-9800
Art Emporium, nestled at the South end of Main St. in Port Stanley, near Little Beach, is one of the regions largest and most dynamic galleries, carrying work by regional artists and artisans working in many mediums and disciplines.
Time: 11am-5pm, closed Tues & Wed
Venue: Art Emporium
Address: 177 Main St.
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sparta Historical Museums: "Pioneer Life Through the Eyes of a Child" & "The Village Blacksmith" - to Thanksgiving
Venue: Sparta Historical Museums
Address: 6073 Quaker Rd (Church Museum) & 46316 Sparta Ln (Forge & Anvil)
Contact Phone: 519-775-2292
"Transportation Between Lake Erie and the Thames River"
Glasfax will be showing antique glass collectibles in two of our downstairs cabinets.
" I Am Canadian". A showcase of approximately a dozen western Elgin artefacts. Each item will represent a Canadian value including justice, community peace keeping, family and more.
Hours: 10am-4:30pm Tues-Fri; 12-4:30pm Sat, Sun, holiday Mondays
Venue: Backus-Page House Museum
Address: 29424 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown
Contact Phone: 519-762-3072
Exhibit: Railway to Confederation - Opens June 1
Tues-Sun, 10am-4pm Victoria Day Weekend to Labour Day Weekend; Plus Labour Day 10am-4pm
September (Labour Day) thru Thanksgiving
Wednesday to Saturday 12-4 pm
Or by appointment
Venue: Elgin County Railway Museum
Address: 225 Wellington Rd, St. Thomas
Contact Phone: 519-637-6284
Open May to Sept.
May 6 - Aug 31, Tues-Sun, 9am-5pm
September: open Saturdays only, 9am-5pm
Venue: Gay Lea Dairy Heritage Museum
Address: 48075 Jamestown Line, R.R.#2, Aylmer, just off Imperial Rd. 73 north of Copenhagen
Contact Phone: 519-773-2955
Venue: The Old St. Thomas Church
Address: 55 Walnut Street, St. Thomas
Contact Phone: 519-633-2610
Exhibit: "Railway Stations of Elgin County"
Opens Thur Jun 1
Address: 450 Sunset Dr, St. Thomas
Contact Phone: 519-631-1460 ext.154
Photo: Courtesy of Elgin County Archives
Port Burwell Marine Museum & Historic Lighthouse: "Port Burwell: The Meeting Place of Water, Road & Rail" ~ to Labour Day