Wellington County Museum and Archives officially opens new playground

by | May 15, 2023 | Local News

Wellington County Museum and Archives officially opened its new playground, located next to the Heritage Barn, yesterday.The design for the playground incorporates ideas from the project team, which includes staff from the Wellington Place Child Care Centre and the Museum, as well as local children and youth.Warden Andy Lennox said, “We would like to thank the many children that provided their drawings for what the playground should look like, we built this space for you, so thank you for all your input and suggestions.”The theme of agriculture is integrated to ensure the playground reflects the look and characterof the former Poor House Industrial Farm. The Museum is the oldest remaining rural Poor House in Canada, and a National Historic Site.The Museum also announced the return of the My Story, My Tattoo exhibit for an encore presentation.My Story, My Tattoo is an exploration of the lives, stories, and tattoos of 30 Wellington Countyresidents.Participants are from many different walks of life –from cancer survivor to fire fighter, from teacher to farmer.Exhibit photographs were taken by Chris Piccinetti, a local photographer and Graphic Designer.My Story, My Tattoo will be open from May 27 until this December.For more information, visit wellington.ca/museum.

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