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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Lightning rod balls, Raggedy Ann dolls and the History of Booze at the Wellington County Museum and Archives

(News Release)

ABOYNE – Suffering from the winter blues? Come discover two new exhibitions at Wellington
County Museum and Archives now open.

Wellington County Collects showcases the private collections of Wellington County residents at the
Museum throughout the year.

The first collector, Joyce Blyth will highlight a selection of her lightning rod balls, car vases and
 Raggedy Ann Dolls. “Collecting since the 1970s, these are few of my favourite pieces,”
 stated Joyce. Her collection will be on display in the Archives until May 12.
“We are excited about the new display because now we have a space to work with the public and
display their special collections to share with our visitors,” said Curatorial Assistant, Amy Dunlop.
“From the weird to the wonderful, it doesn’t matter what the collection is. We are interested in the
stories behind the objects. ”

Also on display is the exhibition The Noble Experiment. A story of crime and smuggling, of action
and danger, of humour and morality, this travelling exhibition, from the Peterborough Museum and
Archives, explores the temperance debate and prohibition era. It will be on display until June 23.

The Wellington County Museum and Archives is located on Wellington Road #18 between Fergus
and Elora. Admission is by donation. It is open weekdays from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and 12:00 pm to
4:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.


For more information, please contact:
Amy Dunlop, Curatorial Assistant
T 519.846.0916 x 5232
E amyd@wellington.ca

T 519.846.0916 x 5221
TOLL FREE: 1.800.663.0750 x 5221

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