Northcott Donation to Huronia Museum

Bill Northcott is in the process of donating his photographic collection and his very extensive collection of post cards to the Huronia Museum. Bill is an active retired teacher from the Geography Dept. of Midland Secondary School where he taught for 32 years. Being very active in his community he has now written and published two local history books. His first was entitled Thunder Bay Beach a cottage community located in Tiny Township about 15 km north of Midland. Bill is now revising this book which originally came out in 1989. His second book was co-authored with Bill Smith and is titled “Midland on Georgian Bay” and was published by the Huronia Museum last year. It’s been 70 years since a history of Midland was compiled and published in a serious way, and Bill and his wife Joan played an important role in getting this project up and off the ground and seeing it through to publication. It’s a project that spans 20 years and over this time Bill has compiled quite a collection of material which he is generously donating to Huronia Museum

Bill Northcott - Co-Author of Midland on Georgian Bay

Bill Northcott - Co-Author of Midland on Georgian Bay

7 thoughts on “Northcott Donation to Huronia Museum

  1. Bill – I don’t know if you would remember me but my family rented your cottage for many years. My fondest memories of my youth were at Thunder Bay Beach and your aunts, Margaret and Clare, allowed us that opportunity. I am now living in B.C. but nothing comes close to the beauty of Thunder Bay Beach and surrounding areas. I envy your life and hope that one day I can return for a visit.


    Mary Smith (Cluff)

  2. I am trying to get my hands on a copy of your Thunder Bay Beach book. My Mother Mary O’ Hearn’s family had 4 lots on Thunder Bay Beach. They were sold and Mary’s brother Frank O’Hearn then purchased Harold Ballard’s origanal cottage.

    I would love to get some more of the family history from yourself.

    Thank you
    Michele Zarb

  3. Dear Mr. Northcott,
    I would like to know where I can get a Copy of your book Thunder Bay Beach. There is picture in there of my grandmother Grace Marchildon as a cook with a pot on her head and utensils in her hands! What a wonderful picture it captured her true spirit.
    Thank you,
    Janet Agnew

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