Sweet Secrets

By Emily Beliveau, Digital Project Assistant We recently rediscovered this “Sweets” pamphlet while researching cookbooks and recipes for our upcoming exhibit Delicious. At first glance, it appears to be nothing more than a small newsprint booklet of candy...

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...

The Last Public Hanging in Canada

By Emily Beliveau, Digital Project Assistant 7 December 1869. Earlier this month, we marked the anniversary of the last public hanging at the Huron Gaol. One hundred and forty-five years ago, Nicholas Melady was executed for the murder of his father and stepmother....

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)...

Happy Halloween

By Emily Beliveau, Digital Project Assistant Happy Halloween! Behold this postcard image from our collection featuring pumpkin-headed melon people cutting a cake to mark the day. Every year, I marvel at this image and wish that vegetable people were still a common...

A 25th building anniversary

By Emily Beliveau, Digital Project Assistant Twenty-five years ago, on 30 September 1989, the newly redeveloped Huron County Museum officially opened to the public. Just a few years earlier, the fate of the Museum was in question after part of the main building...