Another successful Easter event

April 24, 2012

Easter came and went and along with it our Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt.  We took all the lessons we learned last year and turned them into a well oiled event.  There were lots of kids sneaking through the museum looking for their eggs, tons of entries to the colouring contest and lots of donations to the food bank.

The success of this years event was due in large part to the assistance of the Midland Lions club and its members.  Their generousity and enthusiasm are boundless and their support is invaluable.  Not only do they make a financial contribution to the event but there were also 6 of their members in attendance.  They handled the admissions, welcoming everyone as they arrived, collecting food donation and just generally putting everyone at ease.  There is not enough I can say to express my gratitude because without them, we would literally not be able to run this event.

The other group that made a huge difference this year were our local Katimavik volunteers.  We were fortunate enough to have all 10 of them join us for the hunt and they were a tremendous help.  Their presence meant that there were volunteers stationed inside our darkened gallery making sure that everyone was kept safe, we had three volunteers dedicated solely to redistributing eggs once they had been returned and some who kept an eye on our colouring contest making sure that everyone had what they needed and that the entries made it to the drop box.

To say thank you to these two dedicated groups doesn’t see like enough but we are very grateful for all their assistance and are so glad that they chose to be a part of this event

So now we will regroup, replan and start looking for ways to improve again on next years’ hunt!


March 28, 2012

Well we are trying it again.  Last year Huronia Museum made its first attempt at holding an Easter event.  We came up with something new and unique, putting a twist on a classic.  We excited and planned everything down to the last detail, at least that’s what we thought!

Turns out we completely underestimated the demand for glow in the dark Easter events.  To say that the response was overwhelming would be a huge understatement.  We had nearly triple the expected number of participants and we at a bit of a loss as to how to handle them.  That said, we learned a few valuable lessons and have regrouped older, wiser and with a much better plan.

So please come out and join us for the second annual Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 7 from 1 PM to 3 PM.  Admission is $1 per participant and a non perishable food item for the Salvation Army Food Bank.

For more information please contact the museum at 705-526-2844.

Easter with a twist

April 13, 2011

Huronia Museum is getting in the Easter spirit!

Join us on Saturday, April 23rd for cookie decorating and a glow in the dark Easter egg hunt.  Bring the kids and enjoy a unique twist on a traditional egg hunt, exploring the museum in the dark and collecting your eggs to win a prize.

Plus kids can have fun decorating their very own Easter cookie and take part in our colouring contest to win a free week of camp.

Our Easter egg hunt will run from 1 PM to 3 PM on Saturday April 23rd.  The cost is $1 per child and a non-perishable food item.

This event is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Midland Lions Club.