Precedented Times: The 1916 Polio Outbreak in Hullett Township

Precedented Times: The 1916 Polio Outbreak in Hullett Township

Curator of Engagement and Dialogue Sinead Cox shares the story of a historical quarantine in the summer of 1916. Although you may have heard (to the point of cliché) that we are living in ‘unprecedented times’ during today’s COVID-19 pandemic, communities across Huron...
“Like a Familiar Dream”: Beadworks by Meagan Barnhart

“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...
A Sense of Home

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...