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2010 September

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Huron County Historical Society

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



Executive for 2010-2011

David Armstrong president 519-524-1156
Ralph Laviolette secretary 519-565-2454
Mac Campbell treasurer 519-524-7935
Ralph Laviolette past president 519-565-2454
Elaine Snell membership 519-523-9531
Ted Turner archivist  
Isobel Bissonnette archivist  
Brock Vodden councilor  
Rhea Hamilton-Seeger councilor  


Next Society Meetings...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Dinner 5:30 pm, Meeting and Tour 7:00 pm

Country style dinner and presentation at Bell Restaurant, Clinton (west end of village on Hwy 8, across from Betty Cardno Centre).

The Meeting and Tour will be at the Sloman School on
Wheels (see sign off Hwy 4, south end of village, north of bridge over Bayfield River). Please Call David Armstrong at 519-524-1156 for further details and reservations.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Plans are underway for a meeting and presentation about the 175th Anniversary of Knox Presbyterian Church, Goderich.


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
In the last few weeks... The church ladies of Benmiller United Church hosted the September 8th meeting giving a tour of the church and a sumptuous country-style feast. Margie Gaberino gave a history of her remembrances at Benmiller Mills when she was a little girl, and Dorothy Fisher, John Hazlitt and Brad Vanstone added to the evening's success. Some photos of Benmiller are on the back page, supplied by treasurer Mac Campbell.
On August 28th, our membership chair, Elaine Snell, was busy hosting a table at the Zurich Bean Festival. She met some interesting folks, heard many a tale of places and people, and sold many copies of Notes and texts we have sponsored. If any members want to assist with manning a booth at the many fairs and events in Huron County, let us know by phone, note or e-mail, we will be happy to welcome your assistance. See you at the next meeting. ~ David Armstrong


Progress on Historical Notes...

The 2011 edition of Huron Historical Notes is now underway. It will feature the story of the municipality of Morris Turnberry and the town of Wingham with Jodi Jerome synthesizing the recent publication of the definitive history of the area. Contact Ralph Laviolette 519-565-2454 if you have time to volunteer time to help to produce the edition. Plans are underway for future editions featuring the history of Egmondville and an abbreviated history of Clinton.

If you have a suggested topic or an anecdote or article to contribute to the next Pot Pourri, drop Ralph a line or e-mail:


The back page...

Here are some photos of the Zurich Bean Festival display, and photos of Benmiller. Sorry for the photo copying quality, one must really be at the meetings to enjoy the real life experience.


Above Photo: The Zurich photos above show the display hosted by Elaine Snell, a poster featuring historic photos on sale and some visitors including director Brock Vodden.


Above Photo: The four Benmiller pictures above are from a sheaf of photos in longtime resident Dorothy Fisher's collection of Benmiller memorabilia compiled by Mac Campbell.



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