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North Huron Museum

Wednesday June 10th, 2009

The North Huron Museum celebrates the history of the north Huron area from the paleolithic era to modern day. Through exhibits we tell the stories of:

  • Famous Canadian short story writer, Alice Munro who grew up in Wingham,
  • Those who left the area to fight in World War I and World II as well as those who continued to support the Canadian military through involvement in local militias,
  • The history of the local Wingham police force,
  • The development of business and industry in the area,
  • The development of one of Canada’s smallest radio and television stations and the many entertainers who played on air,
  • Kids, ask to participate in the museum’s seek and find program when visiting the museum.
  • We also do programs for Girl Guides, school groups and adults on a variety of topics.
  • and much more.

We take history to the streets with walking tours, quests and special events. The curator takes the artifacts out of the museum to do presentations for service clubs, seniors groups, intergenerational programs, Women’s Institute groups and others on a variety of subjects. Some topics have been; the origins of tea, history of ladies’ undergarments, tales of the old country doctor, guess what this is?, toys of the past, and much more.

Facades of Wingham is a virtual exhibit on the web about the history of the businesses on Wingham’s main street, Josephine Street. It traces the occupation of the storefronts from their beginning to 2004. Go to virtualmuseums.ca, click on Community Memories, type “Wingham” into the search engine and select “Facades of Wingham” to view this interesting exhibit.

Within the North Huron Museum is the privately owned and operated Barn Dance Entertainment Museum. The Barn Dance Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of Canadian country music.

Museum Hours:

The museum is open seasonally from May through August.  If the museum is not open at a time convenient to you or your group, arrangements can gladly be made to open outside of regular operating hours.

September to May

By appointment or by chance

June to August

OPEN in May  Hours Monday 1pm - 4:30pm
                             Tuesday to Friday  9am - 4:30pm
                             Saturday 11am - 3pm


By donation -- children under 13 are free.

For special programs and tours, the cost is generally $2/person, unless additional materials and supplies are required.

Contact Information:
Street Address – 273 Josephine Street, Wingham, Ontario
Post Address – Box 1522, Wingham, Ontario, N0G 2W0
Telephone – (519) 357-1096
Fax – (519) 357-1110
Email – nhmuseum@northhuron.ca

For a list of special events at the North Huron Museum -- check out the calendar of events