Outdoor Photo Scavenger Hunt
In celebration of Wellington’s 25th anniversary as a municipality, the Wellington Historical Society is hosting a scavenger hunt. Participants will collect photos of Wellington landmarks while learning a bit about the people and stories of Wellington’s past.
The scavenger hunt takes place the weekend of March 27 and 28, and is not a race to the finish, but rather a fun learning exercise. It was on March 28, 1996 that the Village of Wellington became operational after residents voted the previous year to create their own local government.
But the history of Wellington goes back to the community’s earliest days – and so do the clues in the scavenger hunt. Learn a bit about Charles Oliver Wellington for whom the community is named, and other pioneers who helped shape Wellington. Players will have an opportunity to win prizes for successfully finding the answers to the 25 clues contained in the scavenger hunt.
The scavenger hunt is ideal for a small group of friends, civic groups, or family members as it’s family-friendly. All the answers can be found within Wellington, and it offers a chance to see locations in Wellington from a new perspective.
At the conclusion of the scavenger hunt, participants can join the Wellington Historical Society and community partners, The Village of Wellington and The Wellington Chamber of Commerce on the Promenade for prize drawings.
So, how does it work?
1. Register for the Scavenger Hunt: Cost is $25 for up to 5 team members.
2. Receive the clues in your confirmation e-mail (this means that early registrants have additional time to follow the clues and take photos.) Participants may begin the scavenger hunt as soon as they receive the clues and there is no requirement to visit the sites in order.
3. Post your photos in one post and tag the Wellington Historical Society Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/WellingtonHistoricalSociety) or on Instagram (@wellingtonhistoricalsociety). If you do not have a Facebook or Instagram, you can send your photos to [email protected].
For every correct answer, you will receive ONE raffle ticket. If each team member shares the post on their social media, you will receive an additional ticket per shared post of completed items. Want to up the ante? Post and tag @WellingtonHistoricalSociety as you are completing the scavenger hunt with selfies of you at the locations (on Facebook or Instagram), and you will earn an additional raffle ticket for each selfie posted at a clue location, as well. That’s three ways to earn tickets! More tickets=more chances to win!
Participants are expected to physically visit the sites, maintain social distancing and masking as provided by federal, state and county orders, and take a photo of the particular location or object indicated in the clue.
4.Join the Wellington Historical Society between 3 and 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 28, at the Wellington Promenade on Lake Wellington behind the Wellington Community Center, 12150 Forest Hill Blvd. You’ll receive tickets to place into the receptacles for the prize drawings of your choice (Chinese Auction). Drawings will begin at 5:30 p.m. and winners will be announced.
The first 100 to register will receive swag bags with Wellington goodies from WHS and local businesses.
Registration opens March 8th.
Hint #1: Many of the answers can be found in our Online Archives at wellingtonhistoricalsociety.org or you can even ask a long-time resident who is a neighbor, family member or friend. Also, many of the answers can be found through Internet searches!
What are you waiting for?