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Thomas Fuller, Canadian Architect
Nicole, Queen's Square | May 22, 2018
When Canada became a confederated nation in 1867, our first Prime Minister, John A. Macdonald, launched a national campaign to bring the country... Read More»
View from the old clock
Rebecca Soares, Conestoga College Print Journalism Student | May 22, 2018
History is all around us. Whether it’s a political movement that has affected how our lives are today or a long-standing structure, there’s a bit of... Read More»
Achim Klaas, owner of Klaas Design
Nicole, Queen's Square | April 30, 2018
One of the most fascinating features of the Old Post Office is the historic clock which has been keeping watch over Galt’s core for the past 100... Read More»
Jenny Wren closeup. Photo Credit: B. Wilson. July 2014
Linda F. | March 16, 2018
The Jenny Wren statue was given to the city of Galt in October 8, 1972 by the Women’s Royal Canadian Naval Service (or Wrens) who trained in Galt... Read More»
Slide of Expo 67
Laura, Queen's Square | August 31, 2017
Once upon a time, in the not-so distant past, people used to invite their friends and family over to watch slide shows of their fondest memories.... Read More»
Preston Kirmess, 1912.Photo courtesy of the Cambridge Archives.
Linda, Queen's Square | January 12, 2017
There are some things that you associate with a particular place, some things that are simply quintessential to that locale.  Everyone has their own... Read More»
Peter Hughes as a new recruit.  Photograph courtesy of the Region of Waterloo Archives.
Linda, Queen's Square | December 1, 2016
When Peter Hughes applied for a job as a policeman in Toronto, he was advised that he was five pounds underweight, but there was a drinking fountain... Read More»
William Dickson
Linda, Queen's Square | November 1, 2016
The makers and shakers of Galt are an interesting collection of people.  They are risk takers or people who were forced to take risks (being a... Read More»
Galt Post Office c.1891
Laura, Queen's Square | October 13, 2016
As the nights grow darker and Halloween draws nearer, now is the perfect time for telling ghostly tales. While horror movies and books can be spooky... Read More»
First car to use Niagara Power, c1910, Preston & Berlin Railway car
Linda, Queen's Square | October 3, 2016
Everyone can identify a steam locomotive and everyone knows what trolley cars and streetcars are: interurban or radial railways are a lesser known... Read More»