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Then and Now shares historical photos and personal stories of past people, places, and events and connects them to their significance today. They are made possible through the continued support of Dietrich Law as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Remembering Centre Wellington's Titanic victim

Remembering Centre Wellington's Titanic victim

'We are changing ships and coming home in a new, unsinkable boat'
Elora is no stranger to Christmas movie shoots

Elora is no stranger to Christmas movie shoots

Town stood in for New Hampshire settlement in 'An American Christmas Carol'
How the Fergus cenotaph came to be ... it's not what you may think

How the Fergus cenotaph came to be ... it's not what you may think

Dr. Norman M. Craig wrote and produced a musical in order to fundraise for it in 1933
Elora teacher David Boyle became Canada's first professional archaeologiest

Elora teacher David Boyle became Canada's first professional archaeologiest

In this Then and Now feature, we look at a man instrumental in promoting archaeology as a science, not just something done by amateurs
Former slave, soldier settled land that's now part of Fergus

Former slave, soldier settled land that's now part of Fergus

In this Then and Now feature, we look at the life of Richard Pierpoint, granted 100 acres of land along Grand River in Garafraxa Township in recognition to his efforts during the War of 1812
Elora man bonds with descendants of man who built his home over 160 years ago <b>(13 photos)</b>

Elora man bonds with descendants of man who built his home over 160 years ago (13 photos)

Stone house on Princess Street in Elora was built by Francis Dalby, a man whose legacy is well known in the town
A look back at 75 years of the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games

A look back at 75 years of the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games

75th anniversary chair says the festival's enduring success is "a testament to the folks that started it and have kept it going"
Looking back at the evolution of Elora Mill

Looking back at the evolution of Elora Mill

Iconic structure built in 1859 to replace original that burned down
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