Elgin County Pioneer Museum


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Buildings
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Description:
The Elgin County Pioneer Museum, 32 Talbot Street, St Thomas was founded in 1957.





www.elgincounty.ca/archives
(Click on “Collections” in blue banner menu; click on blue”on-line database”; in search line, type in “elgin county pioneer museum- there are 239 results. i.e. things in archives)

http://www.elginhistoricalsociety.ca/video-tags/st-thomas
(Elgin County Pioneer Museum 30th Anniversary, 1987-video)
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Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.78339 Longitude: -81.19974
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.78339 Longitude: -81.19974
Creative Commons licence:
by-nc-sa [more details]
Contact
Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario
 
 
 

552 Ridge Road
Stoney Creek, ON L8J 2Y6
905-662-2691

Full Text

Mrs Dorothy Futcher, FWIO president 1947-1950, envisioned a museum for both the city of St Thomas and the County of Elgin. Plans were started in 1954.

WI branches from all of Elgin supported the idea of a museum and rural areas were canvassed for donations. A partnership with IODE was established and its members collected donations within St Thomas. The house was purchased for $10,000. Rooms in the house were used for collections, memorabilia and a tea room; an agriculture building was added later.

In 2006, the museum was relocated to the fourth floor of the Elgin County Building, 450 Sunset Drive, St Thomas.

For more detailed information, drop in and see the museum or check:

www.elgincounty.ca/museum

(for directions and contact information)

www.elgincounty.ca/archives

(Click on “Collections” in blue banner menu; click on blue”on-line database”; in search line, type in “elgin county pioneer museum- there are 239 results. i.e. things in archives)

http://www.elginhistoricalsociety.ca/video-tags/st-thomas

(Elgin County Pioneer Museum 30th Anniversary, 1987-video)

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Elgin County Pioneer Museum


The Elgin County Pioneer Museum, 32 Talbot Street, St Thomas was founded in 1957.





www.elgincounty.ca/archives
(Click on “Collections” in blue banner menu; click on blue”on-line database”; in search line, type in “elgin county pioneer museum- there are 239 results. i.e. things in archives)

http://www.elginhistoricalsociety.ca/video-tags/st-thomas
(Elgin County Pioneer Museum 30th Anniversary, 1987-video)