Headwaters Arts & Heritage Finds

Up here, the past isn’t paved over, it’s preserved and restored, and the present is immortalized in every possible medium by a huge arts community.

Plan your art & history tour now.


1. Dufferin County Museum & Archives

Salvation Army Bonnet from Dufferin County Museum and Archives. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Pictured above is a women’s Salvation Army bonnet (ca 1940) worn by Orangeville resident Elsie Prior, who attended and supported the Orangeville Salvation Army Church. With the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, Ottawa gave the Salvation Army official status as a Canadian War Auxiliary Service. The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary was especially important in the homefront war efforts. This group was in charge of organizing and sending packages of comforts overseas. As well as looking in on the families of Canadians away on active service. This artifact is currently on display for the DCMA 2015 main exhibit, “If the Walls Could Talk.”


What: A museum as distinctive as our past, housing full-sized, restored buildings like an 1850’s pioneer home and CPR station. They even cut in half, transported, then reassembled a church here.

Who: Sarah Robinson, Curator

Where: Mulmur



2. Theatre Orangeville

Theatre seat from the Orangeville Opera House. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Pictured above is an original theatre seat from the Orangeville Opera House home of Theatre Orangeville.


What: End a special day in casual fun Headwaters style: Housed in a restored opera house, our professional theatre company helms sparkling comedies, musicals, and debuts by leading Canadian playwrights.

Who: David Nairn

Where: Orangeville



3. Inglewood Antique Market


Butter Churn from Inglewood Antique Market in Caledon. Photo by: Pete Paterson

Butter Churn from Inglewood Antique Market in Caledon.


What: Plan a long visit to this 4000-square-foot, multi- dealer antique market in a former apple barn, and bring home a piece of Headwaters. A popular spot for decor rentals for weddings and events.

Who: Annette & Phil Turturici

Where: Caledon


4. The Great War Flying Museum


Model airplane from The Great War Flying Museum in Caledon. Photo by: Pete Paterson

Model airplane from The Great War Flying Museum in Caledon.


What: Be surrounded by painstaking representations of World War I aircraft, as well as authentic artifacts and even a hangar. You can actually take flight in a replica British biplane.

Who: Natalie McHaffie

Where: Caledon


5. Ann Randeraad Pottery, Alton Mill Arts Centre


Pottery cups by potter and artistt Ann Randeraad. Photo by: Pete Paterson

Pottery cups by potter and artist Ann Randeraad.


What: In a restored mill acclaimed as “Canada’s most beautiful arts centre,” this studio creates one-of-a-kind stoneware and raku pottery side-by-side with dozens of local artists, shops and more.

Who: Ann Randeraad

Where: Alton