November 12, 2022 at 6:00 am
Students from the Avon Maitland District School Board Enrichment Program and the first Bayfield Guides created the Huron County Museum’s Young “Canuckstorians” film series to celebrate Huron County’s hometown heroes.
“They had to choose which topic of local history they wanted to learn more about, and then they recorded their script. So, they made ten videos that showed different important people or events in Huron County history,” involved With Conversation curator Sinead Cox explained.
Notable people and events in the film include Exeter native Harriet Brooks, who changed the face of science for future generations; the 2011 tornado that devastated Godridge and surrounding areas; and the Wingham native, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013 People Alice Munro. These videos were recorded in collaboration with video producer Mickey Maple.
“So we’re going to have a big big event so we can put a video on the big screen in the museum theatre and invite the kids and their families along with our sponsors and the public to come,” Cox said. “So we’ll have some snacks and we’ll do some trivia on ten stories the kids have chosen.”
The event will be held on November 26th from 2pm to 4pm.These videos are also available at the Huron County Museum’s youtube channel.