By Robyn Weishar, Programs and Marketing Assistant

The Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol is excited to participate in the annual Historic Places Days celebration alongside many other participating historic sites across Canada. Historic Places Days is a promotional event spearheaded by the National Trust for Canada, which focuses on protecting and featuring over 600 historic sites across Canada. It’s a great time to take advantage of your proximity to two great places of historical significance located right here in Huron County!

Join us Sunday, July 10, as we celebrate at both the Museum and Gaol with free admission to both sites and fun activities for all ages!

  • Activities will be set up at the Gaol from 1-4:30 p.m. Activities will be held in the Gaol courtyard and will include bean bag toss, horseshoes, scavenger hunt, and obstacle course.
  • Blyth food vendor Cherrey’s Dog House will be stationed at the Museum from 1:30-3:30 p.m. for those who want to purchase lunch, or BYOB (Bring Your Own (picnic) Blanket) and your own snacks/food for an afternoon picnic and Sunday wind-down on the Museum lawn.
  • While you picnic, enjoy musical entertainment in front of the log cabin. From 1:15-4:30 p.m., enjoy music from local talents Kamden and Parker Gillespie, Matt Hussey and Thales Hunter.

This event is also a great opportunity to snap a photo at your favourite Huron County historical sites to enter the Historic Places Days Selfie Contest! The contest runs July 8-31. To enter, simply take a selfie at the Museum or Gaol, share it on social media tagging #HuronCountyMuseum or #HuronHistoricGaol and #HistoricPlacesDays for a chance to win $1,000 for yourself as well as $1,000 for the Museum! There are a number of other great prizes available to win, including Parks Canada passes and VIA Rail travel vouchers. Draws will take place throughout the month, so post often and share what these historic places me to you! For full contest details, visit:

Not only are we looking forward to celebrating Historic Places Days with you, we are hoping to celebrate you; the people of the County who helped to grow and continue to support the preservations and re-telling of our histories. If it were not for you, we would not have historical places to celebrate.