Huron County, ON – Bring your family and friends to enjoy Family & Heritage Day 2014 at the Huron County Museum. To celebrate, the Huron County Museum will be open Monday, February 17th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with FREE admission.
Each year the Heritage Canada Foundation selects a theme for Heritage Day. The 2014 theme is “Historic Places Made For Play.” For the young, and the young at heart, historic places made for play are all around us, whether enjoyed through experience, stories, traditions or folklore. Heritage Day offers community groups and municipalities the chance to focus on their own historic places made for play. The Huron County Museum has always been a place where people were invited to come to play. Were you one of the children who remembers coming to play in the Museum on a rainy day, warm summer day or winter weekend?
This Family Day, enjoy a winter adventure at the Huron County Museum with a variety of crafts, games and activities for all ages as we celebrate some of Huron County’s favourite pastimes. Join us indoors for a variety of winter sports activity centres and mini-exhibits, as well as guest speakers such as former NHL player Larry Jeffrey and representatives from The Wave women’s hockey team. Outside help us build a village of snowpeople on the front lawn of the Museum and learn to snowshoe with Outdoor Projects from Bayfield.
While at the Museum take the time to investigate and explore our regular and temporary exhibits. Our special exhibit currently on display is “Noteworthy: Musical Instruments from the Huron County Museum Collection.” Enjoy a variety of musical instruments large and small including pianos, organs, violins, concertinas, and even a serpent horn used in homes, businesses and churches across our county.
Family & Heritage Day is a great opportunity to celebrate heritage and historic places in Canada like the Huron County Museum and enjoy the day together. This event is organized and sponsored by the Huron County Museum, Museum Friends and Volunteers.