March 31 – September 24, 2017
Explore the story of prohibition and temperance in Huron County. Previous to prohibition, there were many taverns up and down the roads of the County, and our Gaol housed prisoners not only for public drunkenness but also violations of the Scott Act. Temperance calls brought about years prohibition. But in recent years new businesses and agriculture endeavors are bringing new life to an old topic.
May 18 to October 15, 2017
The Huron Pottery was one of Ontario’s oldest and longest-operating earthenware workshops, producing pottery from 1853 to 1910. Many researchers and collectors have interest in Huron Pottery because of its well-documented history and connection to various Ontario localities.
The Huron Pottery was operated in Egmondville, Huron County from 1852 to 1910. Excavations of the site took place form 1974 to 1976. Pottery and objects recovered from the site are part of the permanent collection of the Huron County Museum.
October 22 to December 17, 2017
Theme: My Canada
Enjoy the work of local artists as they share their views of Huron County through their works of art. Artwork will be chosen to remain permanently in the Huron County Art Bank.
Huron County Artists are invited to submit an original piece of work to the Huron County Museum by September 30, 2017 at 4:30 pm with a $10 submission fee. Artworks may be in one or a combination of any of the following media:
watercolour, oil, acrylic, 2 or 3 dimensional mixed media, pastels, inks, graphite or charcoal, photography or digital imagery, or encaustic. For a full list of rules and regulations contact Elizabeth French-Gibson, Senior Curator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 21, 2017 to March 31, 2018
Read and discover strange and notable articles from our rural newspapers from the 1840s to the present. The history of Huron County’s printing and journalism touches upon the personal, social, cultural and political history of the county’s residents.
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