Karley MacArthur – 19 Years at Huronia Museum

Mike adds a bit of flair to the festivities (and Karley's head).

On Friday night, staff and volunteers bid farewell to Karley MacArthur who is retiring after 19 years at the Huronia Museum.  She started here in 1992 working in the gift shop where she held the position of retail manager.

During a dinner in her honour, Karley was presented with a blanket and a pair of moccasins from our gift shop that she has apparently had her eye on for quite some time.

Enjoy your well-earned retirement, Karley!

Oral History Project – Huronia Museum Show

In a joint project between Huronia Museum, Askennonia and Midland Secondary School, students are given the opportunity to interview local people who have interesting personal stories about the history of Midland and the surrounding area.

The resulting interviews were recorded and shown at a special luncheon at the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre on May 31st, 2011.  More interviews (and luncheons) will be held in the coming months.

Museum Co-op Student from Elmvale District High School


sarah3 for museum blog

Originally uploaded by Allegromouse

Huronia Museum was fortunate to have Sarah MacAuley complete her co-op placement with us this semester. The staff tried to give Sarah an opportunity to see just how busy and dynamic the museum having Sarah split up her time in three different departments.
Sarah spent two days a week working with the Collections Manager, Nicole Henderson. Naturally Sarah got to assist with processing artifacts, scanning photos and work on a transcription of some historical documents. Sarah also got to participate in Exhibit Development Training with Bev Easton of Easton Designs.
Sarah provided our Education Coordinator, Gillian Ross, with support two days each week. This included preparing education kits and making sure that all students got the most out of their visit with us.
Sarah also provided administrative support and helped to prepare newsletters and for special events.
Sarah is off to France for the summer and we all wish her the best.