The Gathering Place Part II

The Gathering Place Part II

Introducing a Brock University Student’s Project in Collaboration with the Huron County Museum & Archives, PART II For those who missed the last post, my name is Becca Marshall – a fourth year student from Brock University where I am working on a school...
“Curiouser and Curiouser…”

“Curiouser and Curiouser…”

On Saturday, August 22nd The Huron County Museum is transforming into Wonderland for a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. In honour of the 150th anniversary of Lewis Caroll’s Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland, Summer Museum Assistant Becca Marshall shares some of...

A carpet sweeper for Christmas

By Emily Beliveau, Digital Project Assistant Need a last-minute gift idea for Christmas? How about a carpet sweeper? According to this 1910 advertisement, they are a great gift for both children and adults: The Little Folk drop all other gifts to welcome Santa Claus...

Remembrance Day 2014

By Emily Beliveau, Digital Project Assistant 115 years ago: Canada sends troops to South Africa to fight with Britain in the Boer War (1899-1900). It is the first official dispatch of Canada troops overseas. 100 years ago: World War I starts. The 161st (Huron)...

The extinction of the most abundant bird in North America

By Emily Beliveau, Digital Project Assistant In 1914, the passenger pigeon became extinct. The last known survivor of the species was a female named Martha (after Martha Washington), who died at the Cincinnati Zoo on September 1, 1914 at 1:00pm. Only 50 years earlier,...