Huron County Museum Collecting COVID-19 Memories for the Future

May 6, 2020

[Huron County, Ontario] – The Huron County Museum is looking for everyday personal accounts of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it is affecting the people and communities in Huron County.

The collecting mandate for the Huron County Museum is to chronicle the stories and artifacts of the local area, with particular emphasis on items that were made by or used by Huron County people.   “We are looking for your help to document and illustrate how Coronavirus has affected us close to home.” Said Senior Curator, Elizabeth French-Gibson “Your everyday is now our history.”

Items the Museum is interested to include: photographs, journals, letters, signs, or documents that tell the story of COVID-19 and its effects on the lives of those living in Huron County.

More information on the project can be found on the Museum’s website at:

If you are interested in helping create a documentary history of the pandemic in the community, you may mail items to the Huron County Museum, 110 North St., Goderich; email to; or bring your items directly to the Museum after the site re-opens to the public.  Staff are available by email to answer your questions.

For more information on how County of Huron Cultural Services are being maintained throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, please view the Cultural Services Community Resource Guide on the County’s website.

Huron County continues to urge all residents to practice physical distancing and proper hygiene protocols outlined by the Provincial Medical Officer of Health. Stay informed on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Huron County by visiting the Huron-Perth Public Health website.


For more information contact:

Jim Ginn, Warden,
519.524.8394 (ext 3224)