Christmas Through the Ages

October 26, 2022

Join us for Christmas Through the Ages, a pop-up exhibit looking at Christmas traditions and popular decorating styles through the years.

We will be holding the exhibit opening on November 26ᵗʰ between 11 am and 4 pm, during which visitors can enjoy complimentary refreshments and enter to win a door prize. The exhibit will be open from 1-6 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays over the following two weeks, including:

  • November 29

  • December 1

  • December 3

  • December 6

  • December 8

  • December 10

Exhibited at our new building located at 75 Talbot Street East.

Donations to the AMMA Relocation Project and non-perishables for the Aylmer Corner Cupboard Food Bank are gratefully accepted.

We hope to see you there!

Postcard depicting Santa Claus in profile amid decorative garlands.

Black and white image of a young girl looking up at a mobile.


The Mennonite History Project: AEMMC

October 21, 2022

As part of the first phase of our Mennonite History Project, we will be visiting the Aylmer Evangelical Mennonite Mission Church on Saturday, October 22ⁿᵈ, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm.

The purpose of the Mennonite History Project is to preserve Mennonite stories, photographs, and artifacts for future generations. We are particularly interested in the groups which arrived from the 1950s-1970s.

What to Bring

  • Completed questionnaires
    These can be completed online here ahead of time, OR you may instead complete a paper copy available from the church office.
  • Photographs—These can be donated or scanned and returned.
  • Your stories
    For willing participants, we would like to do an audio-video recording of you telling your own story. You may choose to read something you have written or to do it interview-style. Please sign up for one of the 15-minute sessions online here OR contact the church office (
  • Artifacts
    In addition to photographs, the museum accepts donations of many varieties of historical artifacts. This may include tools, utensils, books or Bibles, clothing, family heirlooms, etc. These items are assessed by a committee for suitability to the Museum collection. A tax receipt will be issued for all artifacts accepted to the collection. Any artifacts not accepted will be returned or redirected to another museum as the owner wishes.

Learn more about the Mennonite History Project here.


Original Exhibition of Artworks

Stop by our new location at 75 Talbot St. E. between 6:30 and 8:30 to attend an exhibition of local artworks, as organized by the Aylmer BIA in partnership with Wendell Graves.

The BIA will be exhibiting works in a variety of media, including but not limited to paintings, photography, and sculpture. After the exhibit, the artworks will be displayed in a variety of downtown businesses.

Donations to our Relocation Project will be gratefully accepted.

We’re excited to see everyone there!


Thank you for coming out to the car show!

October 3, 2022

We were pleasantly surprised to have over 90 cars turn out to our car show this past weekend! Thank you all so much for coming. We very much appreciate your time, support, and cool vehicles.  We’re pleased to report that we raised $1677 for our Relocation Project!

A major thank you to:

Our judges

  • Brian Duffett
  • Dominique Giguère
  • Ron Sawyer
  • Tom Charlton

Our driver draw donors

  • Auto Parts Centres
  • Aylmer Glass & Mirror
  • Aylmer Tire
  • Bestway Auto Supply
  • Canadian Tire
  • Duff’s Garage
  • Goodwill’s Used Cars
  • Mike Laur’s Auto
  • North End Auto
  • Wiebe’s Wheels Inc.

Our performers

  • 1962
  • The Springfield Connection

Additional thanks to M&D’s Taco Truck for catering the event and The German-Canadian Club for partnering with us for Elgin’s Oktoberfest! Thank you to our volunteers, and thank you to everyone who attended and brought a vehicle!

We hope to see you again! We have a Christmas-themed pop-up exhibit in the months of November and December, and would love to have you along.


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