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 […]

“Like a Familiar Dream”: Beadworks by Meagan Barnhart

Meagan Barnhart is a Mississauga Ojibwe (Anishinabe)/ Cayuga (Haudenosaunee) artist from McKerrow, Ontario and a Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management student at Fleming College. An exhibit featuring Meagan’s 7-piece bead embroidery series inspired by K-pop group BTS (as well as 10 smaller beaded flowers), is temporarily on display at the Huron County Museum. Curator of […]

A Sense of Home

Sinead Cox, the museum’s Curator of Engagement & Dialogue, introduces the museum’s latest temporary exhibit, Community Curators: Newcomers (on display now). From storage and display methods, to how and when we handle objects, museum staff endeavour to protect the artefacts entrusted to our care from the manifold dangers of shifting temperatures, chemical reactions, pests and […]

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 […]

Newspaper Man Enlists: Huron County and the First World War in Black & White

From Nov. 21st, 2017 to March 2018, the museum’s temporary Hot off the Press: Seen in the County Papers exhibit will look behind the headlines to the men, women and changing technologies that have brought Huron’s weekly papers to press for over almost 175 years. In this Remembrance Day post, Sinead Cox, Curator of Engagement […]