Huronia Museum Hosting New Workshop

October 25, 2013


Join Ethel Chynoweth Pawis November 9 and 10, 2013 for a weekend of making your own moccasins at Huronia Museum.
Participants can expect to make their very own moccasins either for themselves or for someone special for Christmas.
This weekend course includes your materials, help from Ethel and your lunch for both days.
Space is limited to 24 participants.
Cost for the weekend course is $100 plus HST. Spaces cannot be held so please book yourself in as soon as possible!


Halloween Costume Sale

September 17, 2013

Thanks to the generous donation of Susan Poole of The Liquigator in Port McNicoll, Huronia Museum will have over 400 new Halloween costumes for sale on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 8 AM to Noon. the museum is hopeful to make make this an annual event, where families can swap their old costumes for new ones and get into the Halloween spirit at the museum.

If you happen to have children’s Halloween costumes that are in good condition that you would like to donate for the sale, please contact the museum at 705-526-2844. We would love to add yours to the pile!halloween

Be a History Hero!

May 22, 2013

MM_Cake topper02 (1)Want to know how?  Be downtown Midland on Saturday, May 25th to find.  Come meet Museum Man, your friendly neighbourhood superhero, between 10 and 12 on King Street to get your invitation to the launch party for our new fundraising campaign and contest.   There will be buttons and cake and the first viewing of our inaugural Museum Man webisode.

Can’t make it downtown?  Join us from 2 to 4 PM for the launch.  This includes free admission to the museum for the party.  You don’t want to miss this.

Find out what it’s all about so you can be a History Hero!

Just to get a little taste…

March Break Camp

February 13, 2013

March Break Poster 2013
Huronia Museum will be holding a March Break Camp from March 11th to 15th.  Campers will make crafts, play games and enjoy a fun day at Huronia Museum.  We will go skating at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre each day.  Children must provide their own equipment for this.  We will also be sledding on Campbell’s Hill each day, if weather conditions permit.

The camp will run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Pick-up after 4:00).  The cost is $22 per camper.  Because space in this camp is limited pre-registration is strongly recommended.

For more information call us at 705-526-2844.  We accept registration over the phone or in person.

Winterfest Activities at Huronia Museum

January 15, 2013


The Huronia Museum partners with the Huronia Foundation for the Arts for Winterfest

This year we will be holding an event on the Friday evening of Winterfest from 5pm to 8pm.  You can come out and enjoy homemade shepherd’s pie, bread and a tart while viewing the members of the HFA art show and enjoying the sounds of local musicians from the Good Vibes Coffee House.  Tickets can be purchased in advance  at Huronia Museum before  Wednesday, January 30th for  $8.00 or at door on February 1st for $10.00.

We will also be open all day Saturday, February 2nd free of charge, with a number of events running throughout the day.

Saturday morning at 11am bring your tots to meet story teller Mr. B and his TV guest star Fred.

Don’t forget to register your children for the Little People Art Contest from 10 to 11am.  This is a children’s art exhibit with a people’s choice prize awarded to the favourite picture as voted by Winterfest visitors throughout the day.  Each entry will be matted and exhibited at Huronia Museum on the Saturday of Winterfest.  For any young ones wishing to take part in the competition please draw us a picture and  submit it at Huronia Museum no later than 11am on Saturday, February 2nd.  All pictures will the be mounted in a pre-sized 4” x 6”  mat and hung for viewing. All pictures should be submitted with a 1.5 inch clear border on all sides to ensure that it fits in out pre-cut mats.  The cost is $2.00 per entry and everyone can take their picture home in the mat at the end of the day.  To make it easier you can use this Drawing Template to ensure you get just the right size.

Homemade beans and bread will be available to purchase.   Little People people’s choice award is at 3:20pm.   Enjoy  local  singer songwriter Marg Raynor from 2 to 3pm.  People’s choice award for guest artist is at 3:30pm.  Door prize at 3pm For more information, call Lu at 705-534-3971 or Gillian at 705-526-2844.

Huronia Museum Winterfest Schedule of Events


5pm to 8pm         Huronia Foundation for the Art members art show, fine music by members of the Good Vibes Coffee House and dinner on the move  at the Huronia Museum.  Advanced purchase by Wednesday 30th is $8.00 and at door $10.00


10am to 11am    Delivery deadline for the Little People Art Contest.  $2.00 per entry at the Huronia Museum

11am to 12pm    Meet Mr. B and his TV guest Fred at the Huronia Museum

11am to 3pm      Lunch with home baked beans and bread at the Huronia Museum

2pm to 3pm      Singer Songwriters Marg Raynor  at the Huronia Museum

3:20pm                Little People People’s choice awards presentation at 3:10pm at Huronia Museum

3:30pm               Adult Art Exhibiter’s people’s choice awards presentation at Huronia Museum

3:40pm               Door Prize at the Huronia Museum

Last P.A. Day Camp of 2012!

October 29, 2012

Huronia Museum’s next day camp will be Friday, November 16 2012 on the same day that many students will be out of school thanks to a PA Day.  Campers will make crafts, play games and enjoy a fun day at Huronia Museum.

The camp will run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Pick-up after 4:00).  The cost is $22 per camper.  Pre-registration is not required, however it is strongly recommended.

For more information, visit our Day Camp page or call us at 705-526-2844.  We accept registration over the phone or in person.

Deserving Kids Camp

August 7, 2012

As many people already know, every year Huronia Museum does fundraising within the community to provide funds for our Deserving Kids program.  This program pays for free camp spaces for children in the community who might not otherwise have to opportunity to attend a summer camp.  We reserve 2 spaces each week and work with local children’s organizations to fill them.  It has been a fantastic arrangement for,well at least the last decade.  I don’t remember a time when we didn’t offer this program.

We are all proud to be able to offer this to the community and plan to continue long into the future, but that isn’t possible without the generous support of museum and community members.  This year we are still a little short on our fundraising efforts and are asking people to please support this worthwhile initiative.  You can make a small donation of $20, which covers the cost of 1 day of camp or as much as $100 to cover the cost of an entire week of camp for a child.  Anything that you can afford to give will be much appreciated by both the museum and the children who come to camp.

If you would like to make a donation just download our Deserving Kids form and return it to the museum, either in person or by mail.  Any support you are able to give is wonderful and will be put to very good use.  Thank you.

If you are a parent please note that Huronia Museum is in no way involved in the selection process for the Deserving Kids.  We simply fundraise and provide the space.  We never pick the children or recommend the children.  That is left to the organizations we work with.