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2009 May

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Huron County Historical Society

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110 North St, PO Box 3, Goderich ON, N7A 3Y5



Executive for 2008-2009

David Armstrong president 519-524-1156
Ralph Laviolette secretary 519-440-6206
Mac Campbell treasurer 519-524-7935
Ralph Laviolette past president 519-440-6206
Elaine Snell membership 519-523-9531
Ted Turner archivist  
Isobel Bissonnette archivist  
Glen Gardiner councilor  
Brock Vodden councilor  
Rhea Hamilton-Seeger councilor  


Next Society Meetings...

Wednesday May 13, 2009
Annual general meeting...
6:00 pm Dinner at Eddingtons, 527 Main South, Exeter
7:30 pm Meeting at Trivitt Anglican Church, Main South Exeter

Dinner from a recommended menu at Eddingtons followed by a meeting and tour/ visit to the Trivitt Anglican Church bell tower. Call David Armstrong 519-524-1156 to reserve space now or if you want more information.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009
General meeting and dinner at Benmiller Inn, Benmiller
Innkeeper Scott Evans will be our host for the famous Benmiller monthly Seniors night dinner. Then, Ted Johns of Blyth Festival will tell us about the play Boot Black Orator, a feature this season.

This meeting is always sold out early. Please call David at 519-524-1156 to reserve early and avoid disappointment.

Membership renewal...

The date shown above your name on the address label is the year to which your membership is paid up. If you are in arrears, consider this a reminder that the membership fees are now $20.

To reserve your member’s copy of Historical Notes, keep your dues up to date. Past copies of the Notes are available at the Museum, $8 per copy.
And, if you are in arrears, mail-in your membership today.

Note our current address for mail and memberships:

HCHS Memberships, Box 3, Goderich ON, N7A 3Y5.


President’s message...
Our busy Society schedule is again underway and our Annual General Meeting is upon us. We will continue our efforts to sprinkle our meeting venues across this broad County and we have found great hosts for this meeting. Please join us at Eddingtons in Exeter for some special fine dining, a very quick meeting at Trivitt Church for due diligence to our Society’s business, and then a tour of the well-known Trivitt bell tower, a very special treat.
Hope to see and meet you at the meeting in Exeter – a very busy and bustling Huron County town. ~ David Armstrong


David Yates

Photo Left: David Yates

At the last meeting...

David Yates, Society past-president and a Canadian history high-school teacher in Clinton presented a comprehensive talk featuring five Huron personalities who had significant contributions to the creation of the Royal Ontario Museum - Charles Corelli of Exeter, Dr. Hutchison Garnier of Lucknow, and Rev Robert Menzies of Clinton - and the Ontario College of Art – William Cresswell of Harpurhey/Seaforth and George Agnew Reid of Wingham.


Progress on Historical Notes...

The 2008 edition featuring Early Huron Industries - Part 1 has now been distributed to members. Additional copies are available at $8 from the museum or call 519-524-1156.

The 2009 edition will feature highlights from the Bayfield Historical Society archive and the popular historic village tour conducted each July and August.

Work is also underway to produce the Story of Egmondville for the 2010 edition and Part 2 of Early Huron Industries for 2011.

Letters to the editor...

Always welcome. Send to Ralph Laviolette, the HCHS editor at the address above or e-mail Ralph.


Call for nominations...

Anyone interested in becoming part of council and learning more about our roots and the history of Huron County should call current HCHS president David Armstrong 519-524-1156.

St. john Anglican Church senior dinner David Yates

Above Photo: Part of the group attending the dinner at St John Anglican Church, Brussels. A wonderful dinner and a talk by David Yates entitled Connections: How Huron County Gave Culture to Ontario.

Ron Latham

Past-president of the HCHS Ron Latham attended the meeting and renewed old acquaintances with anecdotes of his time with the Society in the mid-90s and his work on the Notes edition featuring the Womens Institutes serving the area.


See you at the AGM...

Wednesday May 13, 2009

Eddingtons Exeter dinner at 6:00 pm

Trivitt Anglican Church Exeter 7:30pm for a brief meeting and bell tower tour.


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