Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol seeking volunteer to joins Collections Committee

October 27, 2022

Huron County, Ontario – Residents interested in helping to preserve and shape how local history is presented for the future can now make their voice heard. By joining the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol’s Collections Committee, interested individuals will have a say in how the Museum grows, expands and diversifies the stories shared through its unique collection.

The County of Huron invites applications for an open position on the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol’s Collections Committee. The position is for a volunteer community member from Huron County. The committee welcomes applicants that represent different communities, backgrounds, age groups, and cultures across Huron County, including newcomers and generational residents. Volunteers meet every third month, generally on Tuesday mornings, for terms of one, two, or three years with the potential of two consecutive terms.

The Huron County Museum’s collection is built from community donations from people, homes and businesses across Huron, following a collections policy and mandate.

“This is a great opportunity for those who are passionate about Huron County’s ongoing history and heritage,” said Senior Curator Elizabeth French-Gibson. “If you love material culture, and want to engage others with the memories, stories and community ties that can be evoked so powerfully by objects from the past then this is a great opportunity for you!”

The Collections Committee presents a volunteer opportunity that is short on time-commitment, but makes a long-term impact on how our community recognizes, prioritizes and preserves history close to home.

The purpose of the Committee is to advise County Council with respect to matters pertaining to the Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol collection. Recommendations include review of short and long-term planning regarding collections, site policies in relation to collection development, and requirements of the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries’ Museum standards.

Those interested in applying for the volunteer position of Huron County Museum Collections Committee Member can submit a written application by Monday, November 21, 2022 to:

Senior Curator
Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol
110 North St., Goderich, ON, N7A 2T8


For more information contact:

Glen McNeil, Warden
519.524.8394 (ext 3224)