Community Dinner November 7, 2014

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Tickets are $25 and available in advance at Huronia Museum


Huronia Museum is pleased to welcome Dr. Andrew Nicholls as our guest speaker for the evening.


 Dr. Nicholls has co-curated a collection of First World War postcards from the Richard J. Whittington collection into an online exhibit, which contains pictures and illustrations representing prevalent cultural themes from war time and the spirit of the people.  His talk will offer us an insight into the many moods, sentiments and emotions of Canadians during this time or war and help us to commemorate the brave contributions made by so many in World War I.

Dr. Nicholls is currently a Professor at Buffalo State University and a native of Midland, Ontario.

Modified hours for November 7th, 2014

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Huronia Museum will be open from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on November 7th, 2014, so that staff can prepare for our Community Dinner later that evening.  We apologize if this causes any inconvenience.

Midland Public Library – Remembrance Initiatives

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The Midland Public Library is hosting two different initiatives this Fall to commemorate the centenary of the commencement of hostilities.

First, the Library welcomes visitors to a reading event with Bev Dietrich Thursday October 23rd, at 7 p.m. “In Flander’s Field; The Story of John McCrea“,  Bev Dietrich, Curator of McCrea House explores the life of the man who authored the famous poem 100 years ago.

Secondly, the Midland Public Library is joining with an initiative called “The World Remembers” which is being organized by a group in Toronto and which follows on an effort these same people made about 6 years ago that saw the names of Canadian dead projected on the walls of schools and institutions across the Country.

This year they are starting a 5 year project to memorialize all the people who died by asking participating institutions to mount a display that can be seen from the street that will list all the names of those who died from all the Countries involved starting on October 20 and ending early morning of November 11. There is participation in a dozen other Countries as well as across Canada. This year the names of those that were lost in 1914 will be shown. The program highlights the names of Canadians, displays the names from other Countries and features photographs from the front throughout.

To supplement this project, that runs each night, our local High Schools are contributing electronic files of research successive classes have done on many of the people from here who served. The Library will run these during the day inside the Library.

More information on these initiatives can be found at the Midland Public Library, 320 King Street, Midland, their website or by calling 705-526-4216.



More Workshops Available at Huronia Museum

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Come and take part in two new workshops offered by Huronia Museum!  Last year we brought you moccasin making and beading, this year we have two more talented local artisans who are thrilled to share the skills and secrets with anyone who wants to learn.

November 1 & 8 is Rattle Making with Suzie Kies

November 26 is Beaded Ornament Making with Jeanette Brunelle

Rattle Making – Cost $60

Create beautiful hand-made rattles under the instruction Suzi Kies.  Most supplies will be provided.  Participants are asked to bring their own stick for the handle.  It should be 10 to 12 inches in length and be comfortable to hold in your hand.


Saturday, November 1 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM with lunch provided.  This day will be devoted to creating and decorating the head of your rattle.

Saturday, November 8 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM.  Today the rattles, now stretched and ready, will be attached to their handles and completed, ready to take home.


Beaded Ornament Making – Cost $15

Work with Jeanette Brunelle to create these beautiful hand beaded Christmas ornaments.  All supplies will be provided.


Wednesday, November 26 from 6:30PM to 9:00PM.  This workshop will not only teach you how to bead, but also how to create this beautiful ornament for your tree.

Registration for workshops must be done in advance.  Payment should be made at the time of registration.

For more information or to register for one or both of these workshops please call Huronia Museum at 705-526-2844


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