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Open House: Historic Places Days

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Historic Places Day 2024. Join us at the Museum and Gaol to celebrate! Saturday July 13th 10 am to 430 pm. Enjoy free admission and plenty of activities at both sites. Logo for the museum. Logo for Parks Canada. Logo for the National Trust.

Join us to celebrate National Historic Places Days in 2024! On Saturday July 13th, admission will be free all day at both the Huron County Museum and the Huron Historic Gaol. While you’re visiting, make sure to snap a picture and enter Historic Places Days photo contest!

Happening at the Gaol

Musician Marcel Gelinas will be playing a musical set from 11:00 to 2:00 in the gaol courtyard

The Hometown Harpist will be playing in the governors house from 1:00-3:00pm.

Three games of trivia will be running on the second floor of the governor’s house at 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00. There will be prizes for the winners! Take part in yard games in the courtyard of the gaol ,available to guests all day! Check out our selfie spots including: the cell door in front of gaol and our mugshot backdrop in Cell Block 2.

Happening at the Museum

The Dominion of Canada Reenactment Corps will be onsite.  Participate in the Military Gallery scavenger hunt by finding matching cap badges on display, and get a sweet treat as a prize.


Historic Places Days Photo Contest

The National Trust for Canada is once again putting on their selfie contest! Follow the steps below for a chance to win $500!

Take a photo at one of our sites and use these hashtags in your post! #HistoricPlacesDays and #HPDContest2024

Tag our site as well! @HuronCountyMuseum

Tag and follow the account below to finish your entry @NationalTrustCa

Contest runs July 10 – 17, 2024 Photo entries will be placed in a random draw to win the grand prize of $500 for you and $500 for the site tagged in your post.


July 13
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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