Entries by Erin Samuell

Say it with Style

The Huron County Historic Museum presents our newest temporary gallery “Say It with Style”. This exhibit explores different fashion idioms from around the world, along with displays of clothing and accessories from dresses to collars, all from our own collection. Some idioms, are hard to understand until they are defined. Some of them, you also […]

Iron Willed: Women In STEM

The Huron County Museum currently has on display a temporary exhibit created by Ingenium: Canada Science and Technology Museum, all about women in the STEM workforce – Iron Willed: Women in STEM. The exhibit includes interactive digital activities and bright infographics which display topics such as general information about women in STEM, gender discrimination, and […]

Tattooing A Fad

Found in the Huron Digitized Newspapers You never know what curiosity you’ll discover when searching the Digitized Newspaper Collection.  Take this article on the tattooing craze in 1896 for example.  This article suggests that the recent boom in the tattoo industry has been brought about by an increase in railroad accidents leaving unidentified dead in […]

Two heads are better than one!

Did you know that the Museum has two two-headed calves in our collection?  Since the Museum’s earliest days these calves have been a crowd pleasing favourite among visitors – which one do you favour? The first calf, a female, was born on the farm of William McFadzean, near Walton in 1925 with two heads, two […]