Christmas Camps!

November 27, 2013

padaycamp_christmasHuronia Museum will be holding camps over the Christmas Holidays on the following dates:

December 20, 23, 27, 30

January 2, 3

Each camp runs from 9 AM to 5 PM, with pick-up any time after 4 PM.  The cost is $22 per child, per day and they are intended for children ages 5 to 12.  Space in these camps is limited so pre-registration is required to ensure a space for your child.

Our camps are filled with games, crafts and activities to keep our campers entertained.  We will also be skating each day at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre, and tobogganing on Campbell’s Hill, weather permitting.

For more information about specific camps you can call us at 705-526-2844

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New camps for the school year.

September 24, 2013

Picture1With another summer over we say good bye to all our Summer Jam campers.  It was a busy summer and it just flew by, but there was lots of fun along the way.  Now the kids are back to school doing their best to learn all the new things their teachers have for them, but that doesn’t mean that camp is done until next year, not by a long shot.

Huronia Museum offers P.A. Day camps throughout the school year, as well as camps at Christmas and March Break.  It can be difficult to arrange child care for a day here and there so Huronia Museum is trying to help.  Just like our summer camp, our P.A. Day camps are filled with games, crafts and activities to keep our campers entertained.  In the winter months we are even able to go tobogganing and skating at some of our camps.

We will be holding camps on the following days:

October 11

November 15 & 22

December 20, 23, 27, 30

January 2, 3, 31

March 7, 10-14

June 6

These camps coincide with all elementary professional activity days.  Each camp runs from 9 AM to 5 PM, with pick-up any time after 4 PM.  The cost is $22 per child, per day and they are intended for children ages 5 to 12.  Space in these camps is limited so pre-registration is required to ensure a space for your child.

Details about each camp will be posted on our website in advance.  For more information on these camps you can visit our website at www.huroniamuseum.com or call us at 705-526-2844


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


March Break Camp

February 13, 2013

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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

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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

Friday:

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

Saturday:

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


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.


New Exhibit Opening at Huronia Museum

June 6, 2012

During the War of 1812 First Nations warriors served as strategic and vital allies of the British, providing some 10 000 men to the conflict. Effective as both defenders and combatants First Nations warriors earned a reputation as fierce combatants with their aggressive resistance to the encroachment upon their traditional lands.

Without their support certainly Ontario and most likely Quebec and all of then-British North America would not exist today.  First Nations played enormously important roles in gathering intelligence, harassing the enemy supply systems and fought at most battles throughout the war including the decisive battles of Queenston Heights, Beaver Dams, Stoney Creek, Cryslers Farm, Chateaugay and the retaking of Fort George.

We salute the courageous First Nations from our area who 200 years ago rose to the challenge to defend their homelands which some 50 years later would become Canada.  And we celebrate the 200 years of peaceful co-existence between our two neighbouring nations as we make our way forward into the 21st century.

In celebration of this enormous contribution, please join us Friday, June 22 from 7:00-8:30 PM when we open our newest exhibit Native Contributions to the War of 1812, which highlights those many important contributions made by First Nations Allies.

After the exhibit has been unveiled our curator will be on hand to answer questions and light refreshments will be served.  Admission is by donation only as well as a non-perishable food item.