We are excited to announce that we will be reopening soon! As a part of the Province of Ontario’s phase 2 plan, museums may allow visitors to enter their facilities again, taking the necessary steps to visit at a safe social distance for everyone.
The staff is busy preparing the museum for visitors to enter the building and safely enjoy the collection and exhibits. We expect to be ready to open to the doors to the public by Tuesday, June 16th, as long as we are able to put all the required and appropriate safety measures in place to keep visitors and staff safe.
Thank you very much for thinking of the museum. Unfortuntaely we cannot accept donations left at the door.
Even in the best of times, we cannot accept donations that are left on the front step. The value of artifacts is the story they tell. Items left on our doorstep are neither safe nor of heritage value unless we are knowledgable about the chain of ownership and what role the artifact(s) played in the story of our community and its citizens.
If you are home and going through your house, as you self-isolate, and come across an item or a document that you feel will contribute to the museum’s mandate to preserve our heritage, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org,on facebook or even in the comment section here. We will get back to you as soon as we can.
If there is one thing we know for sure, it is that history doesn’t have an expiration date. We have been keeping it for 73 years and don’t plan on stopping any time soon. It is best if you can hold on until we are all safely able to document the incredible stories that go along with every donation that comes into our community’s museum.
Huronia Museum is closed to the public for the time being. All events and public programming are cancelled until further notice. This includes all-day camp, public programming, the film series and artifact donations. We can still be reached on Facebook, per email at email@example.com or by phone at 705 526 2844.
We hope that by doing all the right things today, we can return to normal soon.