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Cayuga Heritage Centre unveils new exhibit, October program schedule

The Cayuga Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the launch of its newest exhibition, ‘Handle With Care’, along with its October program schedule.

Exhibition Talk: ‘Handle with Care’ – October 10

In this special presentation led by our museum curator, participants will learn about the history of fragile, useful objects we use in our daily lives and the process of setting up and caring for the precious items in Haldimand Museums’ collection – including 19th century ceramics, pottery, earthenware and porcelain. Visitors will have a chance to explore the exhibition upon arrival (6 p.m.) and celebrate its grand opening. There is no cost to attend.

Workshop: Preserving Your Family Photographs – October 21

Participants in this hands-on preservation workshop will learn how to keep their cherished family photographs intact for future generations. The workshop will include a discussion on the history of photography, how to identify vulnerabilities and apply preventive care techniques like an archivist! Please feel free to bring photos along for consultation at the end of the session. The workshop will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and take place in the Cayuga Heritage Centre’s Archive Room.

Community Voices Participatory Presentation and Community Paramedic Program K9 Visit – October 25

Join other history enthusiasts for a presentation exploring lesser-known families that have had roots in Haldimand County from time immemorial. Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn about the genealogical research process and have a visit with our local emergency services’ wellness dogs.

This program will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Cayuga Heritage Centre programming room. Please note that a trained emergency services dog will be in the building.

Cemetery Walk – October 28

Discover the history and secrets of the Caledonia Methodist Cemetery on a guided walking tour. Learn about headstone symbiology and local family histories.  There are two timeslots available: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The cost for each program is $10/person unless otherwise specified. Pre-registration is required for all events. Register online at or in person at the Haldimand County Administration Building at 53 Thorburn Street South, Cayuga.