Huron County, Ontario – There are people and events that have left a lasting impact on the lives of others and the Huron County Museum’s Young Canuckstorians film series celebrates these Huron County hometown heroes.
The Young Canuckstorians films explore Huron County history as told by kids for kids and the full series is now available on the Museum’s Youtube channel. Notable people and events featured in the films include Exeter-native Harriet Brooks who changed the face of science for generations to come, the 2011 tornado that devastated Goderich and surrounding areas, and Wingham-native Alice Munro who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013. Students from the Avon Maitland District School Board enrichment program and the 1st Bayfield Guides researched, scripted and recorded the videos in partnership with video producer Mickey Maple.
“It’s inspiring to see the kids involved in this project get excited about these stories from our past and share them in such a fun way for other kids to enjoy,” said Sinead Cox, Curator of Engagement & Dialogue.
To celebrate the completion of the project, all are welcome to a premiere gala on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., where the films will be shown on the big screen in the Museum Theatre. The afternoon will also celebrate the opening of the Community Curators display dedicated to the Huron Hometown Heroes featured in the films.
This project was made possible with the support from sponsorship partner Bruce Power, and sponsors IODE Maple Leaf Chapter and Liuna Local 1059.
The Huron County Museum is located at 110 North St., Goderich. To learn more, visit https://www.huroncountymuseum.ca.