Huron County Museum staff may not be working at the physical location of the Museum but we are still working for the Museum and thinking about our collections, exhibitions and programmes.   Much of what we do relies on the words and collecting habits of others past and present.  With that mindset it is important now for us to think about the current Coronavirus pandemic and the future of collecting items relevant to Huron County throughout this time.

The collecting mandate for the Huron County Museum is to collect the stories and artifacts of our local area, with particular emphasis on items that were made by or used by Huron County people.   We are looking for your help to document and illustrate how Coronoavirus has affected us close to home.

When this crisis is over we will be putting together a collection of items relating to the Coronavirus pandemic to keep in our archives for future use and research.    Items could include: photographs, journals, letters, signs, or documents that tell the story of COVID-19 and its effects on the lives of those living in Huron County.

We understand that this is a difficult time for many so participation is voluntary and has no timeline.  Items may come today, 2 months from now, or even years from now.  The purpose of the collection will be to document and will be used for future research and exhibition.

If you are interested in helping create a documentary history of the pandemic in our community you may mail items to the Huron County Museum, 110 North St., Goderich; email to; or bring your items directly to the Museum after the site re-opens to the public.  Staff are available by email to answer your questions.

Stay safe and healthy,

Elizabeth French-Gibson

Senior Curator

Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol