The History of a Region

The collection of the Stratford Perth Museum represents the history of this region. Over 20,000 artifacts tell the stories of people and communities in Stratford and Perth County, from the early 1800s to today. It is one of the earliest ongoing collections founded in Ontario, beginning with the Perth County Historical Collection (1902-1980). In 1976 the Minnie Thomson Museum Collection – nearly 3,000 agricultural artifacts – was acquired, and in 2001 we received over 600 objects which make up the Perth Regiment Collection.

The collection is as diverse as the community it represents: CN railway equipment, furniture, quilts, clothing, depression glass, military objects, medical equipment, agricultural, industrial, and architectural artifacts, and much more.