By Emily Beliveau, Digital Projects Assistant
On March 13, 2014, we launched digital.huroncounty.ca, the end product of the Henderson Digitization Project.
The website displays over 850 newly digitized images taken by Goderich photographer J. Gordon Henderson and was produced with funding from the Ontario Government. This new website marks the beginning of a new era of digital participation for the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol. It is the first major digitization project undertaken by the Huron County Museum and the first time a collection has been made available to the public online.
The photographs on the website are an important part of local history that connects Huron County to world events. J. Gordon Henderson’s photographs not only tie Huron County into the Canadian experience of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, but the global experience of world war.
The project team is very excited to have this site alive and well and available for the world to start perusing. We launched the site in style with an evening event at the Huron County Museum that included live demos of the site, remarks from Lisa Thompson, MPP Huron Bruce and Warden Joe Steffler, a cash bar, refreshments, 1940s music, and a vintage-themed photo shoot. Pictures from the party are at the Museum’s Facebook page.