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June 7, 2022

Wanted: Volunteer Actors for Huron Historic Gaol’s Behind the Bars

The Huron Historic Gaol this summer and the Gaol is currently seeking volunteers to help portray former inmates for the Behind the Bars tours.

March 7, 2022

Ribbon Skirt Project Comes to the Huron County Museum

The Huron County Museum is very pleased to host The Ribbon Skirt Project: Creating & Gifting a Cultural Connection, a collection of more than 215 ribbon skirts which will be on display throughout the Museum from March 12-April 10, 2022. The exhibit is open to the public during regular Museum hours of operation.

March 1, 2022

Huron Heritage Fund Deadline Approaches

May 1, 2021 is the next deadline for individuals and organizations to submit applications for the Huron Heritage Fund. ore information about the application process can be found on the Huron County Museum’s website at https://www.huroncountymuseum.ca/huron-heritage-fund/.

February 14, 2022

Métis artist brings Hope and Healing art installation to Huron County Museum

The Huron County Museum is pleased to welcome Métis artist Tracey-Mae Chambers, who brings her site-specific art installation #HopeAndHealingCanada to the Museum on February 17, 2022. Chambers will be onsite at the Museum on February 17 and the public is welcome to watch the creation process, which will take place outdoors in front of the log cabin. The final installation will be available to the public until March 6.

February 7, 2022

Huron County Library receives prestigious award for Digitized Newspaper project

The Huron County Library is honoured to receive the Ontario Library Association’s (OLA) Archival and Preservation Achievement Award for the Huron County Digitized Newspaper project. Virtually presented to library staff at the OLA Super Conference on February 2, 2022, the award recognizes significant achievements in the field of preservation and/or conservation for library and/or archival materials.

November 15, 2021

Huron County Library will eliminate overdue fines in 2022

The Huron County Library is very pleased to announce that starting Jan. 1, 2022, the library will no longer charge fines on overdue materials. All outstanding overdue fines will be forgiven effective Jan. 1, 2022. Fees will, however, continue to be charged for lost or damaged materials.

October 27, 2021

Huron County Museum helps local IODE chapter commemorate special anniversary with installation of poppies this Remembrance Day

The Huron County Museum is pleased to partner with the IODE Maple Leaf Chapter in Goderich to commemorate the IODE’s 120th anniversary by draping poppies over the Museum’s Sherman Tank this Remembrance Day. The installation of the poppies will take place at the Museum on Oct. 28 and the media is invited to visit the site at 11:30 a.m. to take photos.

October 21, 2021

Honouring Treaties Recognition Week with the Huron County Museum and Randall Kahgee

In honour of Treaties Recognition Week, guest speaker Randall Kahgee will share an overview of Treaties, including their historical and contemporary context, and how they govern the relationship between Indigenous people and the Federal and Provincial Governments, in a virtual event hosted by the Huron County Museum. The event will be held on Thursday November, 4 at 7:00pm.  To register for this informative virtual talk, visit the Huron County Museum online:  www.huroncountymuseum.ca

September 23, 2021

Forgotten: People and Portraits of the County opens September 27 at the Huron County Museum

Huron County Museum introduces new temporary exhibit, Forgotten: People and Portraits of the County. Forgotten is open to the public during the Museum’s regular hours of operation and is included with regular admission. For more information, please visit www.HuronCountyMuseum.ca. 

July 5, 2021

The Huron County Museum’s latest book unlocks secret stories from the Huron Historic Gaol

The Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol is pleased to announce the publication of its newest book, Prisoner Profiles: Unlocking the Secret Stories from the Huron Historic Gaol. Books are now available for purchase through the Museum Gift Shop for curbside pickup while the Museum and Historic Gaol remain closed to the public.