Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum (WHAM)

WHAM – Small Museum, Big Ideas

Exhibit runs until June 30th

Discovered in 1897 just outside of Port Dover by a local farmer draining his field, the Marbug Mastodon was one of the largest discoveries of Mastodon remains ever unearthed in Ontario’s soils. Discover what life was for the Marbug Mastodon during the last Ice Age in what is now Norfolk County. Specially curated by Sam Welch  

November 7, 2018 - February 15, 2019

Crafted between 1914 and 1918, entire communities joined together to create remarkable Red Cross signature quilts in support of their soldiers and the war effort. For the first time ever, this collection of stunning works of art have been brought together to highlight an amazing history of devotion, perseverance, and commemoration of the Great War.

August 7 - November 29, 2019

Forty years ago – Tuesday, August 7, 1979 - three tornadoes touched down in southwestern Ontario and carved out a 60 kilometre path of destruction. This visual exhibit highlights the impact the tornadoes had on rural Norfolk and downtown Waterford. Image courtesy of the Norfolk County Archives.

September 6, 2019 - January 31, 2020

Nursing Sister Alice L. Trusdale’s selfless work during the First World War and devotion to the returning soldiers had a lasting impact but came at a great cost. Alice passed on September 12, 1919, age 27.  This exhibit pays tribute to Waterford’s Hero and the sacrifices made by so many women during the Great War.

August 24, 2018 - January 11, 2019

This exhibit explores the rich heritage of pottery production in both Brant and Norfolk County throughout the 19th and early 20th century. Featuring both excavated and museum pieces, as well as rare and important examples from private collections. This exhibit brings together a truly unique mix of form, function, and beauty in clay.