Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum En coulisses

Waterford's Observation Tower

Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum (WHAM) chose photographs from its collection that told a unique and engaging Waterford story. We then set about to accurately re-create them so that we might bring each one to life through film.  This project was funded by the Government of Ontario through the Museum Technology Fund.  

This Waterford Tower was built in 1908 by the Geodetic Society a branch of the Federal Government.  These towers were erected throughout the country to map the Dominion of Canada but Waterford's soon became a popular tourist attraction.  It might have had something to do with the promotional brochures that promised views on a clear day of Niagara Falls (130km away).  At the top of the tower, it was the highest point in Norfolk County.