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2011 March

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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...

General Meeting, Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Hessenland Country Inn, Highway 21, just north of St. Joseph.

  • Social: 5:30 pm
  • Dinner: 6:00 pm
  • Business: 7:00 pm
  • Feature Presentation: 7:30 pm

Director Duncan MacGregor, and Frank Ihrig, will speak about the upcoming play "Narcisse" written by Paul Ciufo to be staged at St Joseph in July, 2011, with the support of an Ontario Arts Council grant. The play is about Narcisse Cantin, one of Huron area's most colourful and well-known residents best known for his ambitious plan to create a mammoth canal joining Lake Huron to Lake Erie in the early 20th century. The play will involve over 50 local actor residents.

The Dinner menu will feature Penne Pasta with Hackgraten (a German treat) with Lemon Mousse dessert ($20 pp), or choice of 2 other options ($25+ pp), with beverage.

Members, visitors and guests are welcome to attend the full session or the feature presentation at 7:30 pm.

Please Call David Armstrong at 519-524-1156 for further details and reservations.

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.


At the last meeting...

On the evening of November 17th, 2010, Richard Madge, an elder at Knox Presbyterian Church on Victoria St, Goderich presented a history of early Goderich and the beginnings of Knox in celebration of its 17th anniversary in 2010. The meeting, held in the Huron County Museum auditorium, was well-attended and Richard's slides and notes were well-received.


Plaque Project...

The Society is continuing its plan to erect plaques to noteworthy people and places across the County. If you have an idea of where and what to add to a plaque, call Mac Campbell or David Armstrong. A planning team under has been organized. All suggestions will be seriously considered.


Progress on Historical Notes...

The 2011 edition of Huron Historical Notes is underway. It will feature the story of the municipality of Morris Turnberry with Jodi Jerome synthesizing the recent publication of the definitive history of the area. Contact Ralph Laviolette if you have time to volunteer time to help to produce the edition.

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...

A production to be presented by St. Joseph & Area Historical Society to honour its past and celebrate the forefathers of St, Joseph and their passions and their dreams.


Above Image: A new play about St. Joseph, called 'Narcisse', written by Paul Ciufo, and directed by Duncan McGregor.



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