Huronia Museum Hosting New Workshop

October 25, 2013

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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!


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


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…http://youtu.be/fnksMaRfQyQ


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.


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.


It’s Here!

May 30, 2012

Our counsellors are here and have been working very hard on their camp plans already.  Trips are booked and activities are planned, now we just need summer to get here.

For those of you who have been waiting patiently for more information on our Summer Jam Camp, here it is.  The daily Camp Calendar for 2012 is ready.  It is packed with fun activities to keep the kids busy and make sure that they are having a good time.

We also have our downloadable Registration Form and a full list of What to bring to camp for those of you who might not be sure.  Of course, as always, if you have any additional questions you can always contact the museum at 705-526-2844 or email us at education@huroniamuseum.com