Huron County Museum launches mural by Anishinaabe artist, Jeannette Ladd

February 27, 2024

Huron County, Ontario – The Huron County Museum invites the public to join in celebrating the launch of a new mural in the Museum created by Anishinaabe artist Jeannette Ladd.

All are welcome to drop into the Museum on Saturday, March 9, at 1:00 p.m., to meet the artist and to learn more about the mural which features prominently in the Museum’s lobby.

Ladd is an Anishinaabe-kwe from Saugeen First Nation in the Saugeen Ojibway Territory. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. Throughout her life she was always drawn to expressing her thoughts and experiences through art.

“I love creating pieces of art, it gives me an outlet to express myself and I love learning and working on pieces to honour my culture,” said Ladd, who continued, “Through the mural, I wanted to show that our love and respect for Mother Earth, Turtle Island, is necessary to ensure that we have a world for future generations. The piece shows that we are all connected to the sun, moon, stars, nature, and water, which need to work in harmony to provide a good life for everyone and everything.”

The mural was commissioned by the Museum, which specifically sought out an Indigenous artist for the project to build on the Museum’s goal of providing space to share local Indigenous culture.

“Indigenous people have called this land home for millennia and the Huron County Museum is focused on growing our understanding of local Indigenous cultures and histories by providing space to share their stories,” said Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol Senior Curator Elizabeth French-Gibson.

To celebrate the mural, prints of Ladd’s art will be available for purchase in the Museum gift shop, along with the children’s book and colouring book Memengwaa: The Monarch Butterfly, which were illustrated by Ladd and written by her mother Dorothy Ladd.

The Huron County Museum is located at 110 North St., in Goderich. To learn more, visit:


For more information contact:

Glen McNeil, Warden
519.524.8394 (ext 3224)