“Canuckstorians” celebrate the heroes of Huron’s hometown

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Students from the Avon Maitland District School Board Enrichment Program and the 1st Bayfield Guides created the Huron County Museum’s Young “Canuckstorians” film series celebrating the heroes of Huron County’s hometown.

“They had to choose which topic in local history they wanted to explore, and then they recorded their script. And so they had 10 videos with different significant people or events in Huron County history,” said Sinead Cox, curator of Engagement & Dialogue.

Notable people and events featured in the films include Exeter native Harriet Brooks, who changed the face of science for generations to come; the 2011 tornado that devastated Goderich and the surrounding area; and Wingham native Alice Munro, winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. The videos were recorded in collaboration with video producer Mickey Maple.

“So we have a premier gala event so we can show the videos on the big screen in the museum theater with the children and their families and our sponsors who are invited, and the general public,” said Cox. “So we’re going to have some snacks, we’re going to have some little things on the ten stories that the kids picked.”

This event will take place on November 26 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The videos are also available on the Huron County Museum YouTube channel.

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