Noteworthy exhibit finale

By Emily Beliveau, Digital Project Assistant Our temporary exhibit Noteworthy: Musical Instruments closes Sunday, 14 September 2014. Last week, Assistant Curator Elizabeth French-Gibson recounted the memories of her childhood music lessons as she described the many...

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,...

#MuseumCats

By Emily Beliveau, Digital Project Assistant     It’s #MuseumCats day today, so we are joining our museum friends around the internet by posting cat-related items from the Huron County Museum’s collection. Special to the blog, we’re marking...

Soccer rivalry

By Emily Beliveau, Digital Projects Assistant For the next several weeks, soccer fans everywhere will be consumed with the geo-political sports drama of the World Cup. Going back to June 1911 in Huron County soccer history (19 years before the first World Cup), there...

Election Day

By Emily Beliveau, Digital Projects Assistant Today is Election Day for eligible Ontario voters, a chance to make history by participating in the democratic process. To mark the day, here are some election-related items from the museum’s collection: a...

Clean slate

By Emily Beliveau, Digital Projects Assistant   Today we feature a blank slate as we open up the blog to all kinds of content from the Huron County Museum and related sites. When we started the blog back in December 2013, it was mostly a vehicle to talk about the...