Alexander Graham Bell Portrait
Alexander Graham Bell and the Invention of the Telephone
Wednesday September 12, 2018
7:00 p.m. start

On Wednesday, September 12th, WHAM will host the Waterford and Townsend Historical Society in our gallery for a lecture by Bell Homestead curator Brian Wood. Wood will speak on Dr. Bell, his history in the area, and the invention of the telephone. He’ll also bring examples of Dr. Bell’s early phones!

The talk coincides with a new exhibit at the museum, focusing on the Waterford telephone factory, and showcasing the three different telephone styles in their collection (including some donated by the WTHS).

Jeremy Appraising Item at Antique Roadshow
Sunday, September 16, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

What’s your favourite antique or family heirloom worth? Join WHAM for our second Antiques & Collectibles Roadshow to find out!

On Sunday, September 16th, we’ll have more than a dozen experts available to appraise your treasures. From china to jewelry to militaria (and everything in between!) – we’ve got you covered. Appraisals are $5 per item, with all proceeds benefiting the Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum. Appraisal tickets will be available at the door.

Don’t have anything to get appraised but still want to be part of the fun? No problem. This is a FREE event. You are welcome to stop by WHAM to watch the appraisal process or visit our fabulous partners at the Waterford Antique Market for an antiques show and trunk sale. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even find  a treasure of your own!

Offering appraisals for:

  • Artifacts (fossils, Indigenous tools)
  • China, Pottery & Porcelain
  • Collectibles & Nostalgia (royalty & celebrity memorabilia, advertising, photographs, etc.)
  • Coins (tokens, commemoratives, paper money)
  • Folk Art (carving/sculpture, mixed media)
  • Furniture
  • Glass
  • Hunting (decoys, lures, fishing rods and reels, taxidermy, etc. Sorry, no firearms!)
  • Jewelry (gold, silver, gems, pocket watches, lockets, etc.)
  • Militaria (medals, badges, small kits pieces, photographs, books. Sorry, no firearms!)
  • Silverware
  • Textiles (quilts, clothing, linens)
  • Toys

Please note: Our experts will NOT be able to appraise firearms.

This event is proudly sponsored by the Waterford Antique Market. 

Ag Hall of Fame Induction 2015
Sunday, April 29
Begins at 2:00 p.m.

The Norfolk County Agricultural Hall of Fame was launched by the Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum in 2014. It aims to honour “achievements, results, benefits, and innovations accrued to agriculture and rural development on a local and/or broader basis as a result of the nominee’s volunteer and paid activities.”

Join us as we formally recognize the 2018 recipients and unveil the new exhibit highlighting their outstanding accomplishments.

To see our Agricultural Hall of Fame virtual exhibits highlighting past inductees, visit the link below and click on a photograph.

Agricultural Hall of Fame – Past Inductees

Boy with Basket at Easter Eggstravaganza
Saturday, March 31, 2018
10:30a.m. to 12p.m.

WHAM’s famous Easter Eggstravaganza kicks off with a return visit from The Illusionist: Lucas Wilson, Canada’s only 4 time Guinness World Record holding illusionist! Following the show, children (12 and under) have a chance to win great prizes and hunt for over 5000 chocolate eggs. This event has been generously sponsored by the Waterford Chamber of Commerce.

Doors open at 10:30a.m. on a first come, first served basis. Admission is $5/adult, $3 for children 12 years and under. Outdoor egg hunt starts at 11:30 a.m.

* Don’t forget to bring your own basket!