Come to the book launch for Stephen Thorning's History of Elora

The Wellington County Historical Society invites you to join us in celebrating the launch of the long anticipated book The Model Village and the Struggle for Success: A History of Elora, Ontario by Stephen Thorning.

Monday May 8th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the Elora Centre for the Arts, 75 Melville Street, Elora.  

Opening remarks will be held at 7:00 pm.

Well-known for his decades of work in the field of local history, the late Stephen Thorning is Wellington County’s most prolific local historian and this book represents his first foray into the field in the early 1980s. Updated and illustrated, it touches on many aspects of village life while offering a detailed account of the political machinations and industrial aspirations that shaped Elora during its first century of existence.

This hardcover, well-illustrated history has a comprehensive index and retails for $65 plus GST. Payment at the launch may be made by credit card (Visa/Mastercard), debit, cash, or cheque made payable to Magic Pebble Books. Copies that have been pre-ordered will also be available that evening for pick up. 

For more information, please contact Society treasurer Kathy Bouma by responding to this e-mail or at 519.843.7703.

We hope you will join us on May 8th to celebrate this wonderful addition to our area’s local history!

Photos from our April 16, 2023 event "Dining Out With History in Fergus and Elora" with speaker Jan Feduck, writer and blogger on the travel and food industry. 

Al Koop passing out samples to taste

Ranj Feduck, speaker Jan Feduck and Al Koop all dressed for the event

Jan and one of her historic cookbooks

Ranj Feduck enjoying the samples