Delaware Methodist (United) Church Time Capsule Revealed

October 30, 2019

Today was a very special day! The time capsule (jar) that was placed in the Delaware Methodist (United) Church corner stone on July 1, 1895 was opened at the Middlesex Centre Archives Annex this morning. An interested group gathered to watch Archivist Carolynn Bart-Riedstra open the time capsule jar. Reluctant to give up its contents of newspapers, posters, historical accounts of the early church and a drawing of the interior of the new church, the jar finally relented. What treasures!!!! Here is a poster for the laying of the corner stone. It is in pristine condition after 124 years in a jar!

Ilderton Veteran Banners

How wonderful to see the Veteran Banners displayed so proudly along Main Street in Ilderton! What a special tribute to those local men and women who served in the Canadian Armed Forces. Congratulations to the Ilderton Legion Branch 531 and the Ilderton and District Lions Club for undertaking this project. The Middlesex Centre Archives is very proud and pleased we could help with some veterans’ photos.

Fall 2019 Newsletter Now Available

Historical Landmark Tour Books Now Available

Enjoy a tour of our historical landmarks – former Delaware and Lobo Townships. The Historical Landmark Tour Books – Delaware, Lobo Tour 1 and Lobo Tour 2 – are now available. Get your copies for $10 each at the Archives or at the Middlesex Centre Municipal Office. Then enjoy the tours.
Note: Former London Township is a work in progress.



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