Huron County Museum has a history of its own
For 67 years the Huron County Museum, 110 North Street, Goderich has been entertaining and informing visitors to the county and local residents alike with the fascinating story of the county.
It’s a much larger museum today than it was back in 1951 when J.H. Neill used his personal collection, assembled over many years, as the foundation of the museum in a former school.
Today you can see a full-sized Canadian Pacific Railway steam locomotive, the heart of the Main Street display where nearby shop windows give you a glimpse into various businesses from the past, ranging from a printer’s shop to an undertaker’s establishment.
Elsewhere there’s the agriculture gallery featuring equipment from the county’s most important industry, including a spectacular display of farm windmills in front of a massive window. The military gallery shows the county’s role in two World Wars, particularly the second when Huron was home to four training bases for airmen.
You can learn about the arduous voyage early settlers endured and their difficult days in the bush and see how they progressed with early industries and the emerging of urban communities. The role that Lake Huron played in transportation and fishing is explained and the salt industry from its first accidental discovery to the modern industry is highlighted.
There’s plenty to capture the imagination of anyone with an interest in history.
Special exhibits this summer include Farmtastic! A Celebration of Agriculture in Huron County, running until January 5, 2019.
Discover the story of modern agriculture practices, successes and challenges in Huron County. Learn more about farming, one of the major industries of our county, from perspectives such as those of the generational farm family, retiring farmers, young farmers, migrant farming, and farm business specialists will be investigated. Until October 31 the Museum is open Monday – Saturday from
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (until 8 p.m. on Thursdays) and Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m.