March Break is approaching quickly!

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March Break Poster 2015_alternate_8x11Camp Runs from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with pick-up between 4 and 5. To register a child for Huronia Museum’s March Break Day Camp please download the MB Registration Form and return it with payment to Huronia Museum. Camp activities may also include tobogganing on Campbell’s Hill if Mother Nature cooperates.  Campers are welcome to bring their own sleds.  For a list of what and what not to bring to camp see What to bring to March Break camp

Board Member vacancies at Huronia Museum

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Huronia Museum is currently seeking new members to join our Board of Directors.  The museum has  a priority for individuals with fundraising, marketing and special events expertise.

Individuals interested in being nominated for a position on the board of directors should send a Letter of Intent outlining their intention,  relevant experience  and  areas of expertise to

Huronia Museum
Attention:  Board of Directions Nominations
549 Little Lake Park Road
Box 638
Midland Ontario
L4R 4P4

or email


Huronia Museum’s AGM will be taking place on April 26, 2015 at 1 pm at the museum.  Letters of Intent should be received as soon as possible.

For further information , please call Nahanni Born, Executive Director, at 705-526-2844.

Looking Back 60 Years Ago in North Simcoe February 1955 16th to 23rd

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Police to get two way radio system; Midland council to apply to the Department of Transport for a frequency to be used by the Police Department for a two way radio system.

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Bernard Willette finds 1896 dog tag; working up the soil for a lawn at his new home on Seventh Street Mr. Willette came across one of the earlier dog tags issued in Midland. No dog. (One of these recently sold at a local antique shop)
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PMCL bus slides off the road; No injuries were reported among the passengers as  the bus stayed upright in the ditch along Hwy 27 just south of Penetang.

YMCA Camp Kitchikewana registration hits all time high; 60 applications for this summer have been turned away due to lack of facilities. Win Smith, “Y” secretary said there would be a daily enrollment of between 200 and 215 at the boys and girls camps during July and August this year.

Photo #1.  1955, from The Midland Free Press collection.

Canadian singles badminton champ Don Smythe visits Midland; badminton has become popular since the formation of the Garrison Badminton Club associated with the new Armouries. Members Grace Edgar, left, and Helen Laidlaw get autographs from the professional. (This is the second photo of Miss Edgar in this series. Many Midlanders knew Grace as Mrs. Miles Blackhurst and know that her friendly nature and that big smile were part of the local scene until her passing in 2014.)

Urge conservation courses in public and high school; renowned local conservationist C. A. Walkinshaw speaking to the Midland Kiwanis Club advocated the teaching of conservation to our young people.                                ” Enforcement of game laws is not enough. The habits of birds and wildlife must be studied and protected. Trees must be planted and the public must be made aware of the danger of failing to conserve our natural resources.”


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District Orange Lodge of East Simcoe elect new officers; pictured at the Orange Lodge on Dominion Ave. are front row, Fred Norwood, Midland, tyler; Lennox Vasey, Port McNicoll, Deputy District Master; Joseph Leeking, Midland, Wor. Master of the District Lodge; Lewis Todd, Midland, chaplain; back row,  George Marchant, RR1 Midland, recording secretary; Robert Davis, Midland, marshal; Mike Kelly, Port McNicoll, first lecturer; Jack Crooke, Midland, second lecturer; absent Albert Black, Midland. Mr. Marchant has been the recording secretary for 26 years.

Huronia Museum Announces Ambassador Pass for Residents of Midland

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Huronia Museum is pleased to announce the launch of its “Ambassador Pass”  for residents of Midland, Ontario.

As of February 2015, individuals who reside in Midland, Ontario can visit Huronia Museum free of charge when they visit with friends and family from out of town.   Residents can bring a piece of identification with their Midland address and will be admitted free of charge.

Huronia Museum is open 5 days a week from 9 am to 5 pm until May 16, 2015.   The museum will be open 7 days a week as of May 16, 2015.

Admission prices are normally $10 for adults; $7 for seniors; $6 for youth.  Group rates are available. For further information on Huronia Museum please contact the museum at 705-526-2844

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