Huron County, Ontario – The Huron County Museum is in the process of revitalizing the exhibit gallery devoted to innovation and industry throughout Huron County’s history and is looking toward fundraising to complete the project. Those interested in learning more about the project are welcome to join staff at the Museum on International Museum Day, May 18. All are welcome to drop in for an open house from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. to take a tour of the new space. A more in-depth presentation about the exhibit’s development will start at 7:00 p.m.
Huron County has a surprising and incredibly diverse history of innovation that the Museum intends to highlight through the new exhibit. For centuries, the people of this area have manufactured items to use and to trade; from stone tools to pottery, from bicycles to steam engines, baseball bats, fountain pens, and craft beer.
To better reflect this important history, the Museum’s Industry Gallery has been identified as a space requiring large scale change. The revitalized space will be focused on thematic clusters: Lake and Labour, Natural Resources, Salt, and Industrial Diversity.
“These stories from our shared history need to be preserved, and the way to ensure that happens is to capture the imaginations of the next generation of Huron County residents and those that visit each year,” said Elizabeth French-Gibson, Senior Curator.
The Museum is hoping to raise funds to cover a significant portion of the costs for the project. With generous donations to date from Goderich Rotary, Goderich Kinettes, Liuna Local 1059, the Museum Friends and the Optimist Club of Clinton, fundraising efforts are well under way.
For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, visit: https://www.huroncountymuseum.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/hcm-industry-gallery-sponsorship.pdf
Individuals interested in sponsoring the Industry Gallery Redevelopment should contact fundraising coordinator, Jim Seale, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 519-440-8167