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Talking Huron Historic Settlements & Archives Open House

April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Photo of McGaw sign with text promoting Archives Awareness Week and Historic Settlements presentation at the Museum
Black and white photograph of the side of a two story general store with wooden siding. There is a sign for Teem and another sign for Wishing Well Orange on the side of the building. Written on the back of the photo is: "Hillsgreen Store North Boundary Pt. Lot 11."

H000.0122.000 B. Hillsgreen General Store, c1950s

The first week of April is Archives Awareness Week in Ontario!  Join us April 4 at the Huron County Museum for an Open House in the archives, and a presentation about the Historic Settlements project by Huron County’s Public Works Department.

Have you spotted the brown historic settlement signs on highways across Huron County? In conversation with archivist Michael Molnar, long-time public works staff Dave Jacklin will chat about the origins of the Historic Settlements project, and what sources he used to pinpoint the location of former, forgotten or renamed hamlets and villages in Huron County, as well as the stories he’s learned along the way. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation to share their own memories of Huron’s historic settlements.  Examples of the kind of original documents used in the research process will be on display. This presentation and conversation will happen in the museum theatre at 2pm.

Interested in learning more about the history of your home or your family tree, but not sure where to start or what resources are offered locally? From 3pm-6pm, the Reading Room will be open for drop-in questions and tours. Chat to our Archivist about how a virtual or in-person research appointment works, and see some of the precious documents housed in the archival stacks up close.

No registration is required, and participation in the talk or open house is FREE 2pm-6pm.

Dave Jacklin has lived in Huron County his whole life, and was raised in Brussels. He has worked for Huron County Public Works since 1995, starting out on the bridge crew and becoming Traffic Technician 5 years ago.

As Archivist, Michael Molnar‘s duties include assessing, collecting, organizing, preserving and providing access to local documentary heritage. Resources include:  by-laws, council minutes, land registry copy books, maps, personal papers and diaries, photographs, property tax assessment rolls, scrapbooks and minute books of former volunteer organizations, voters lists, etc.

Wooden sign, painted white. Black letters M-C-G-A-W

2020.0001.001. McGaw Railway Station mileboard.


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