Stories From Storage

Opens April 29, 2023

The Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol collection holds a variety of artifacts donated over the last 70 years. Through regular review, the collection is assessed for relevance, condition, documentation, and potential for further research and exhibition.  As portions of the collection are brought out for examination, visitors are invited to enjoy these stories from storage!

Images of artifacts from the Museum collection with text promoting Stories From Storage exhibit
Image of a chair from the Stories from Storage: Have a Seat

Sleep In!

Stories from Storage explores beds and bedroom furnishings found in the Museum’s collection.

Over 60 beds, cribs and cradles can be found in the Museum’s main storage, current permanent exhibits, and Historic Gaol collection. Within the collection, several were handmade or locally produced, some were used in local institutions, many passed through family and friends, and others have little to no local provenance. Through this exhibit, we continue to investigate each piece to determine its place in our collection.

Coming next in the Stories from Storage series:

  • Have a Seat: Chairs (closed December 2023)
  • Sleep In: Beds and Bedroom furnishings (December 2023-May 2024)
  • Spinning a Tale: Spinning Wheels & Yarn Winders
  • Stoves, Sewing Machines & Bathtubs, Oh My!: Miscellaneous collections
  • Tools of the Trades: Mid-sized equipment
  • Washing Up: Laundry & Washing Machines