history making

By: Lesley

Jun 27 2011

Category: Fergus


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A wedding party chose this museum to have their bridal party photos taken. Built in 1877 of limestone, it sits on a large tract of land with rolling hills. It is maybe not the most auspicious location for wedding photos as this has a unique history as the oldest House of Industry and Refuge in Canada, providing shelter for the ‘deserving poor’ the aged and the homeless. It now houses the Wellington County Museum and Archives and is a National Historic Site.

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11 comments on “history making”

  1. Interesting building a type of “poor house” that Dickens wrote about here in Canada. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  2. It is a grand looking place. Not quite what one might expect of a poor house!

  3. Hmmm. It does seem like an odd place to have wedding photos taken. But hey! I don’t know the bride and groom. 🙂

  4. I agree with EG, it does seem like an unusual place for wedding photos!! But hey, I don’t know them either!! Terrific capture regardless, Lesley!! Hope you have a great week!


  5. The exterior of the museum is quite beautiful. If the inside is as nice as that I can see why it would be a great place for a wedding party.

  6. What a beautiful old building–love the tower and weather vane. A pretty background for wedding photos. Mickie 🙂

  7. I think it is beautiful!!!

  8. Oh people chose some unusual places to have their wedding photos taken. I am amused.


  9. Wouldn’t have been my choice:-)
    A little severe.
    And yes, I can’t remember hearing about a mud-free Glastonbury.
    They seem to love it.

  10. A great looking building but I too would not have chosen it for my wedding photos.

  11. I love this photo. To see so much of the building is so nice. I am assuming the barn from yesterday is part of the complex. Think this would be a beautiful spot for wedding photos. Your capture is absolutely beautiful. Genie

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