Free Gallery Talk Poster: The Brantford Pottery
The Brantford Pottery: Fifty Years of Domination in Western Ontario
Thursday, November 29th
7:00 p.m.

Please join us on Thursday, November 29th at 7:00 p.m. for an evening presentation highlighting the history of the Brantford Pottery through images and research from Moe Johnson’s forthcoming book, The Potter’s Reach.

As a pottery enthusiast and collector of early Canadiana, Johnson brings with him an impressive background on the subject. This is a not to be missed WHAM event!

This is an admission by donation event.

Meet the Speaker:

Portrait of Moe Johnson in front of pottery

The author of “The Potter’s Reach,” Moe Johnson, graduated from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University with an Honours BA, concentrating in finance, and earned credits in Russian History, and Chinese and Canadian Economic History.   He and his wife, Janice Johnson, have studied and collected important Canadian artifacts including stoneware and earthenware pottery, furniture, fraktur, textiles and folk art over a period of thirty-five years.  He has written various articles for The Upper Canadian magazine and its successor, Canadian Antiques and Vintage (CAAV) on 19th-century Ontario pottery and other subjects, and lectured on related topics. The author of the forthcoming book “The Potter’s Reach” founded and supported the Annual Cabin Fever Antique Show Lecture and Preview series in Kingston.

Skateboard Park & WHAM Fundraiser Poster
Saturday, November 3
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

It’s brews and boards – skateboards, that is! Tickets are now on sale for the joint Waterford Skateboard Park & WHAM fundraiser on Saturday, November 3rd.

Join us for a feel good ‘twofer’ and help support both our museum AND this wonderful new community initiative to build a skateboard park on the west side of our building. Delicious food and drink will be provided by Bonnieheath Estate Winery, New Limburg Brewing Company, Ramblin’ Road Brewery Farm and the Villa Nova Estate Winery. Catering will be provided by Kerry’s Eatery. Local musicians will provide entertainment throughout the night.

Tickets are $30/person and entitles you to food and 2 drink samples of your choice. Additional samples are can be purchased for $3 each. Tickets can be purchased at WHAM and Kerry’s St. James St. Eatery.

All proceeds will be shared equally between WHAM and the Waterford Skateboard Park.

Please note that this is a 19+ event. 

2018 Christmas Stop & Shop Header
Monday, November 19th, 2018
5:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m.

On Monday, November 19th, the Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum will join several local businesses on Alice Street, Main Street, and St. James Street in hosting a variety of artisan vendors and crafters selling unique or handmade gift items.

The annual Waterford Christmas Stop & Shop Night is an evening event geared at bringing the community together to kick off the holiday shopping season and encourage Norfolk County residents to BUY LOCAL!

So get a jump on your holiday gift list (or perhaps even your own wish list!) by visiting the museum’s Bowlby Bros. & Co.  gift shop. We carry home and garden products, unique seasonal items, and books on local history. We also have a selection of vintage inspired and novelty toys that make excellent stocking stuffers for all those good boys and girls who have made it onto Santa’s “Nice” list.

Light refreshments will be served.

Interested in becoming a vendor? Please fill out and return the form below:

Waterford Christmas Stop & Shop Vendor Registration Form


Moonlight & Mayhem Volunteers 2017
Friday, October 12th – Sunday, October 14th, 2018
7:00pm & 8:30pm
$20.00 per person

Every small town has its secrets.

October 12th-14th, join a costumed guide and take a night stroll through Waterford’s downtown. Listen to the guide as they tell true stories from our town’s darker past. Who knows? You may be surprised at the deathly tales of murder and mayhem that have emerged from the quaint houses and gentle fields that surround Waterford.

Tickets for Moonlight & Mayhem IV will go on sale September 18th.

Pre-registration for this event is required and payment MUST be received at the time of registration to secure a spot on the tour. 

Please Note:

This tour will deal with adult content and is recommended for ages 13 and older. The tour will involve walking over uneven terrain. The tour route is approximately 1.5 km in length. Please come dressed appropriately with comfortable walking shoes and dressed for all types of weather as the tour operates under all conditions.