Local Girl Leaves for the Front…

Late last autumn, the Huron County Museum was fortunate enough to receive funding from the Federal Government to produce, among other things, two films about Huron County during the First World War.   One film was about Huron County on the Home Front (watch...
Unlocking Memories of the Huron Jail

Unlocking Memories of the Huron Jail

The Huron Historic Gaol was an operational jail from 1841 until 1972. Many Huron County residents still remember the building when it housed inmates, as well as the governor or superintendent (jailer) and his family in the adjoining house; museum staff wanted to hear...

It lives!

By Emily Beliveau, Digital Projects Assistant On March 13, 2014, we launched digital.huroncounty.ca, the end product of the Henderson Digitization Project. The website displays over 850 newly digitized images taken by Goderich photographer J. Gordon Henderson and was...

Sixteen Trillion Pixels

By Emily Beliveau, Digital Projects Assistant 16,274,377,342,285. Sixteen trillion, two hundred seventy-four billion, three hundred seventy-seven million, three hundred forty-two thousand, two hundred eighty-five. That is the number of pixels that make up the...

Digitizing Huron County History

Welcome to the blog of the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol. As we start blogging, you’ll notice we primarily talk about one thing: the Henderson Digitization Project. That’s where our digital focus is these days. In a nutshell, the Henderson...