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Visiting Exhibits

My Story, My Tattoo  – February 14th – April 25th

My story my tattooA Travelling Exhibit from the Wellington County Museum and Archives

Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Participants represent every walk of life – everyone from a cancer survivor to teachers and their students, a firefighter and a farmer. The participants range in age from 26 to 89 years and live throughout Wellington County.

All of the individuals were open and honest, and their stories and personalities are represented through this series of thought-provoking and colourful images. Chris Piccinetti, a Guelph photographer and graphic designer for the County of Wellington, photographed these inspiring images. Bilingual staff available for interpretation.

See the exhibits YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iUPhm4egkY

Hear Janet Carlile’s radio interview: http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/895658563608 



Permanent Collections

Second Floor:

Arnprior on the World Stage (Bilingual)

IMG_2264This new permanent exhibit is being made possible through  the World War Commemorations Community Fund. Until now tangible proof of Arnprior’s involvement in the two World Wars has been held in family lore, archives and dark corners of the museum. This new exhibit with bring light to the collection of artefacts and uniforms along with highlighting the untold stories of the contribution of local people to both World Wars including video interviews. This exhibit is featured on the second floor of our heritage building, and for those unable to climb stairs, an audiovisual presentation will be available on the ground floor



Arnprior ‘Til Now

Showcasing fossils, Champlain Sea, Champlain, Algonquin First Nations, Laird McNab & early settlement, Prince of Wales visit 1860, Kenwood Mills, Arnprior marble, Canadian Public Booth company, Arnprior post office, M. Sullivan and Son, Charles MacNamara, travel & transportation, schools, fashions, Farmer Brothers shoes, fire department, medical care, Arnprior’s military history, sports, Arnprior airport, and Canadian Civil Defence College

Main Floor:

Marshall’s Bay flag stop, Algonquin pottery, Thomas G. Fuller architecture, post office exhibits, Arnprior and area railroad history and models, decorative dishware, Arnprior’s first telephone booth, and the Arnprior dollar.

Osborne’s General Store 

General store with textiles on display, including cash register, lace, buttons, hairpieces, gloves, fans, fabric, and thread etc.

Virtual Exhibit

Arnprior Through the Eyes of a Tourist’s Postcard

Explore Arnprior’s history through a collection of historic Arnprior postcards. Click here to visit this exhibit on virtualmuseum.ca.