Join us Sunday, July 10, as we celebrate Historic Places Days 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 p.m., enjoy music from local talents Kamden and Parker Gillespie, Matt Hussey, and Thales Hunter.
- Arch Angel Studios will have a small photo booth set up from 2-4 p.m. for individual and family portraits so you don’t get Forgotten! Photos can be printed off for a small fee. After you’ve had your picture taken, pop into the Museum to visit our temporary exhibit Forgotten: People and Portraits of the County.
This event is also a great opportunity to snap a selfie 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 using #HistoricPlacesDays and tagging @HuronCountyMuseum and tagging and following @NationalTrustCa 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: https://historicplacesdays.ca/contests/.