Huronia Museum is pleased to host Elisabeth Bacque’s newest art exhibit from May 11 to June 28, 2013. A reception will be held on May 11, 2013 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Additionally, Elisabeth Bacque herself will be available for an artist’s talk on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
May 6, 2013
January 15, 2013
The Huronia Museum partners with the Huronia Foundation for the Arts for Winterfest
This year we will be holding an event on the Friday evening of Winterfest from 5pm to 8pm. You can come out and enjoy homemade shepherd’s pie, bread and a tart while viewing the members of the HFA art show and enjoying the sounds of local musicians from the Good Vibes Coffee House. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Huronia Museum before Wednesday, January 30th for $8.00 or at door on February 1st for $10.00.
We will also be open all day Saturday, February 2nd free of charge, with a number of events running throughout the day.
Saturday morning at 11am bring your tots to meet story teller Mr. B and his TV guest star Fred.
Don’t forget to register your children for the Little People Art Contest from 10 to 11am. This is a children’s art exhibit with a people’s choice prize awarded to the favourite picture as voted by Winterfest visitors throughout the day. Each entry will be matted and exhibited at Huronia Museum on the Saturday of Winterfest. For any young ones wishing to take part in the competition please draw us a picture and submit it at Huronia Museum no later than 11am on Saturday, February 2nd. All pictures will the be mounted in a pre-sized 4” x 6” mat and hung for viewing. All pictures should be submitted with a 1.5 inch clear border on all sides to ensure that it fits in out pre-cut mats. The cost is $2.00 per entry and everyone can take their picture home in the mat at the end of the day. To make it easier you can use this Drawing Template to ensure you get just the right size.
Homemade beans and bread will be available to purchase. Little People people’s choice award is at 3:20pm. Enjoy the local talent singer songwriter Marg Raynor from 2 to 3pm. People’s choice award for guest artist is at 3:30pm. Door prize at 3pm For more information, call Lu at 705-534-3971 or Gillian at 705-526-2844.
Huronia Museum Winterfest Schedule of Events
5pm to 8pm Huronia Foundation for the Art members art show, fine music by members of the Good Vibes Coffee House and dinner on the move at the Huronia Museum. Advanced purchase by Wednesday 30th is $8.00 and at door $10.00
10am to 11am Delivery deadline for the Little People Art Contest. $2.00 per entry at the Huronia Museum
11am to 12pm Meet Mr. B and his TV guest Fred at the Huronia Museum
11am to 3pm Lunch with home baked beans and bread at the HuroniaMuseum
2pm to 3pm Singer Songwriters Marg Raynor at the Huronia Museum
3:20pm Little People People’s choice awards presentation at 3:10pm at Huronia Museum
3:30pm Adult Art Exhibiter’s people’s choice awards presentation at Huronia Museum
3:40pm Door Prize at the HuroniaMuseum
October 4, 2012
Local Midland artist Dennis Milton will feature some of his best works at a show that opens at Huronia Museum on Thursday, October 4 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Dennis has been painting since 1974 but really got going in the mid 1980’s with extensive acrylic works that were primarily abstract. Dennis moved to Midland in 1996 and has an extensive gallery and studio in his home on King St.
Dennis really enjoys his work. He says it puts him in a different, relaxed space so he can concentrate completely on expressing his own unique style of painting. It is quiet and contemplative when he is working and he often works all night when he is inspired and “in the groove.”
Dennis invites all of his colleagues, friends and associates to the opening to view some of his best works that he has produced over the last twenty years. Dennis will be on hand to greet his guests and talk about his unique style of art.
This exhibition runs until November 23, 2012.
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.
May 30, 2012
Saturday, June 23, 2012Opens at 10:30 a.m.Ship to arrive at 1:30 p.m.● Souvenirs ● Food ● Collectibles● Huronia Museum Display ● Huronia Arts Display● Port McNicoll School REUNION TentENTERTAINMENTGeorgian Bay Brass BandBeausoleil First Nations Drum Group and DancersStudents from the Studio of Connie TawsSunny Side Up Swing BandPort McNicoll Village Choir and Sing AlongMidland Legion Pipes and DrumsGeorgian Bay Saxophone EnsembleSilvio CamilleriPenetanguishene Golden TonesKeewatin Kids KlubPARKING AND SHUTTLE BUSES(No Onsite Parking)Please park at the Doral (former Mitsubishi) plant next to Martyrs’ Shrine. When this lot is at capacity, parking will then begin at the Franke Kindred plant across the highway from Doral.WATCH FOR THE SIGN TO PARKING LOTHandicapped Parking available close to Shuttle Bus pick-up.(Passengers in wheelchairs, etc. can be dropped off at the site).Shuttle Buses will take you directly to the Celebration.
February 17, 2012
The Hallen family of Penetanguishene produced watercolour images of the area in the early half of the 19th Century. Their works not only showcase their considerable skills as artists, but also offer a glimpse of the social geography of the region. Huronia Museum hosts an extensive collection of Hallen paintings. Museum Director Jamie Hunter tell us more.
February 9, 2012
This Sunday, February 12, 2011, Huronia Museum will be celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II with a new exhibit along with formal tea and live music.
The event begins at 1:30 PM and goes until 4:00 PM. Admission is FREE!
December 10, 2011
2012 marks the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Huronia Museum is dedicating a special exhibit commemorating 60 years of royal memorabilia. Museum director Jamie Hunter tells us more.
November 10, 2011
The Huronia Museum’s permanent Military Exhibit features artifacts that help explain the impact that global conflicts have had on the citizens of Huronia.
October 31, 2011
Wise Up by artist Tim Mohan opened this past Friday night. The art exhibition, featuring images by Mohan and poetry from local high school students, will be on display at the museum until November 17.