The Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol is pleased to partner with Compass Minerals to offer FREE virtual field trips this spring!
Through May and June, 2021, groups in Huron and Perth can bring Huron County history directly to their virtual classrooms for FREE thanks to the support of Compass Minerals.
The Huron County Museum’s virtual programming options are delivered by our museum staff live to your class via Zoom, Google Meet, or Microsoft Teams, depending on your school’s permissions.
Virtual education programs are geared for Grades 2-12 and are available for schools, youth groups, or groups of any other kind. Our interactive and informative programs connect heritage and cultural life in Huron County to the Ontario curriculum.
This offer is available on a first come, first serve basis as funds permit. Contact us today to book your virtual education program!
Virtual Education Programs
Salt of the Earth: Salt Mining in Huron County
Recommended for Grades 2-9
Explore the history of salt mining in Huron County and why the geography of the region is so unique. Investigate the many uses of salt, how it is produced, and what it is like to work underground in the salt mine! Program includes a live presentation featuring artifacts and photos from our collection, a video on mining, and a Question and Answer period.
If These Walls Could Talk: Virtual Gaol Exploration
Recommended for Grades 3-12
Discover life behind the stone walls at the Huron Historic Gaol. Follow early inmates from courtroom to cell and compare the life of prisoners with the life of their governor. Use critical thinking and strategy to investigate historical jailbreaks and predict how a prisoner might break out of the Huron Gaol.
Huron County and the World Wars
Recommended for Grades 5-10
Learn about life in the trenches and on the home front for the men, women and children of Huron County. Investigate how the World Wars changed Huron’s industrial, agricultural, social and everyday life. Includes investigative spotlight on soldiers and nursing sisters, and exploration of artifacts from the Museum’s Military Gallery.
Virtual Program Fees:
|Elementary Schools||$50.00 flat fee; up to two classes at one time (See details above for FREE offer )|
|Secondary Schools and Adult Education||$50.00 +HST; up to two classes at one time (See details above for FREE offer)|
Programs available: Monday to Friday, morning or afternoon (times flexible)
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes
To book your school program, contact the Education and Programming Coordinator by calling 519-524-2686 ext. 2215, Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
At the time of booking be prepared to provide:
- Title of program
- Preferred date(s) and time(s)
- Grade, number of students and staff, and any accessibility requirements or special requests.
Book your Museum visit early to ensure the date and time you prefer! Please contact us at any time with questions about our programs, or to make changes to your booking.
Should there be any changes in the time or date of your booking or the number of students attending, please contact the Museum at 519-524-2686 as soon as possible. Cancellations must be provided 48 hours before booked date(s), failure to do so will result in a cancellation fee.
Huron County Museum is committed to accessibility for all visitors. To request communication supports and/or accommodations for your virtual education program, please include this with your booking.