In part 3 of our tour, Eric takes us through the anchoring mechanism and relaxes in the ladies’ smoking lounge.
August 23, 2012
August 10, 2012
In part 2 of our tour, Eric takes us through the Flowerpot lounge and shows us where the crew lived when they weren’t working hard for passengers.
July 27, 2012
In June of 2012, the S.S. Keewatin returned to Port McNicoll after 46 years away from home (in the loving care of Douglas, Michigan). The whole community showed up to welcome her back.
So far, not many people have had access to the inside of the great luxury vessel. One month later, Huronia Museum was given a special tour by Ships Master Eric Conroy. Our cameras were rolling!
Here we present Part 1 of our tour featuring the car deck, the porter’s office and the grand staircase leading up to the Bridal Suites. And maybe you can get a haircut too, while you’re at it.
March 30, 2012
This week’s episode of The Huronia Museum Show features museum director Jamie Hunter explaining the history and significance of Huronia artist W.J. Wood.
March 13, 2012
From an early age, Ethel Chynoweth learned to make native-style art from her mother. Working with beads, leather, porcupine quills and other materials, Ethel is able to express her creativity with one-of-a-kind, hand-made pieces. Much of her work (and exquisite porcupine quill boxes by her mother) are available to purchase in our Mundy’s Bay Gift Shop at the museum or in our online shop.
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.
January 27, 2012
Huronia Museum hosts thousands of school-aged children every year, offering a variety of educational programs for students and teachers. One of our most popular programs is called Festival of Lights, which teaches children about celebrations that take place all around the world. Education Co-ordinator Gillian Ross tell us more.
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 25, 2011
This week, Askennonia Senior Centre hosted its annual Remember Our Veterans luncheon. Special guest speaker Ted Barris spoke about his new book, “Breaking the Silence,” which deals with the difficulties of getting veterans to tell their stories.
November 18, 2011
In 2003, construction workers accidentally found a previously undiscovered Ouendat ossuary across the street from the Huronia Museum. Museum director Jamie Hunter explains more.