Canada Day at the Museum

June 22, 2012

Huronia Museum will once again be holding our Decorate Your Own T-shirt event on Canada Day.  As we have for the last two years we will have blank shirts available for kids to decorate and make themselves a souvenir of Canada 2012 in Little Lake Park.  We are able to offer this event thanks, almost entirely, to our very generous sponsors.  this year we would like to give thanks to Burger Barr, Global Pet Food, Little Lake Galley, Tripp’s Paint and Decorating Shoppe, and our marquee sponsor Barber & Haskill.  All the sponsor logos are placed on the back of the t-shirts along with the name and logo for our Summer Jam Day Camp.

This event has been very popular the last two years and is held on a first come, first serve basis.  We will have everything set up along the side of the museum leading down into Little Lake Park.  You can stop there on your way into the park to paint your shirt, hang it on our clothesline and pick it up again later.  We will be up and running between 11:00AM and 2:00PM, or until the t-shirts run out, whichever comes first.  Any t-shirts not picked up by that time will be held inside the museum until we close at 5:00PM.

The Decorate Your Own T-shirt event is paid by donation only and all proceeds go directly to support the activities of the Summer Jam Day Camp.


Annual Heritage Dinner

February 24, 2012

About this year’s speaker 

Dr. Alan Taylor graduated from Colby College, in Waterville, Maine, in 1977 and earned his PhD from Brandeis University in 1986.  Dr. Taylor is currently a professor of American and Canadian history at the University of California, having taught previously at Boston University.

Dr. Taylor’s current research includes a borderlands history of Canada and the United States in the aftermath of the American Revolution.  His other books include The Divided Ground, Writing Early American History, American Colonies, and William Cooper’s Town, which won the Bancroft and Pulitzer prizes for American history.  He also serves as a contributing editor to The New Republic.

In his most recent book The Civil War of 1812 American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels and Indian Allies.  Dr. Taylor tells the riveting story of a war that redefined North America. During the early nineteenth century, Britons and Americans renewed their struggle over the legacy of the American Revolution. Soldiers, immigrants, settlers, and First Nations fought in a northern borderland to determine the fate of a continent. Would revolutionary republicanism sweep the British from Canada? Or would the British empire contain, divide, and ruin the shaky American republic?
Dr. Taylor will provide this year’s attendees at the annual Huronia Museum Heritage Dinner with a balanced perspective of the events and participants of this War  and how it shaped the identity of Canadians.

Tickets can be purchased at the Huronia Museum

549 Little Lake Park Road, Midland Ontario 705.526-2844