Huronia Museum receives donation from the RBC Foundation to support outreach educational programming to local high school classrooms

MIDLAND, ONTARIO – Cathy Bayles, Janet Walter and Paul Lauer from RBC Dominion Securities presented a cheque from the RBC Foundation to Huronia Museum on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 to support the ongoing efforts of the museum to bring educational programs to schools in North Simcoe. 

This year, Huronia Museum’s educational programming staff will be going into a local high school to deliver its new “Echoes of War” program which engages students in commemoration and recognition of our Veterans’ contribution to war efforts and shaping our nation.

Huronia Museum is mandated to educate the community about the historical development of North Simcoe communities, marine heritage, First Nations history and art history.  For the past decade, Huronia Museum has been taking its educational programming to classrooms so that young people can learn about the history of the region and interact meaningfully with the museum`s expansive collection

“Huronia Museum is grateful for the support from the RBC Foundation for this important museum program.  Cathy Bayles and her team at RBC Dominion Securities are long-standing supporters of the museum and its programs.   This most recent contribution will help to ensure that the museum continues to quality educational programming in classrooms in North Simcoe,” the museum’s Executive Director, Nahanni Born, noted at the cheque presentation. 

9th Annual Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt a Great Success!

Huronia Museum hosted its 9th annual Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt in partnership with the Midland Lions Club on Easter Saturday, April 20th.

Staff and volunteers “hid” over 1000 glow in the dark eggs for eager hunters to find around the black-lit museum. It may look easy but not if you’re looking for a set of five, sequentially-numbered ones! That is a lot of eggs to search!

Staff and Volunteers ready for the kids!
Photo Courtesy of Rick Matty at Snapd
Opening the Doors at 2 pm to over 700 enthusiastic children, parents, grandparents and friends!
Photo Courtesy of Rick Matty at Snapd
Donations for the local food bank poured in this year again!

Lifetime Membership Awarded To John French

John French Membership Photo

(Pictured above left to right:  Steve Marice; Nahanni Born; Howard Walker; Rachel Pendlebury; Barbara Rowlandson; John French; Peter Davis; Isobel Ball’ Trevor Howard)

The board of directors awarded John French a lifetime membership to Huronia Museum on November 21, 2018 for his many years of volunteer service at Huronia Museum.  John joined the board of directors in 2009, first as Treasurer and then in later years, took on the responsibility of Chair.  During John’s time with the museum, the Finance Committee implemented an investment policy and ensured annual financial stability for the organization.  Later on, as Chair, John provided the leadership to finalize lease and partnership agreements with the Town of Midland, re-opened the renewed art Gallery, chaired the Native Gallery exhibit committee which opened the new Native Gallery in Spring of 2014 and provided the leadership to see Huronia Museum successfully implement a 3-year strategic plan.

John is moving on to focus his efforts on Brookside Museum Association, as Artistic Director but will always be a friend to Huronia Musuem.  The staff and Board of Directors are grateful for John’s dedication to Huronia Museum and wish him well in the future.