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2012 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 519-440-6206
Mac Campbell treasurer 519-524-7935
Ralph Laviolette newsletter, notes 519-565-2454
Elaine Snell membership 519-523-9531
Brock Vodden councilor  
Rhea Hamilton-Seeger councilor  
Pam Stanley councilor  


Next Society Meetings.....

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

General Meeting and Dinner at the White Carnation restaurant, Holmesville, ON.

5:30 p.m. Welcome and meet the guest speaker.

6:00 p.m. Roast beef dinner buffet-style, with all the trimmings and dessert, $16 per person at the door.

7:00 p.m. Brief business meeting and a presentation on the update by author Alison Lobb on the history text - 'History of Goderich Families'.

Visitors and guests are welcome to any portion of the evening…..

Please call David Armstrong 519-524-1156 for dinner 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 Wednesday June 20, members gathered in Kintail for a General Meeting and for a tour and presentation of the Kintail School.
A few photos of the visit are on the back page.

The presentation portion of the general meeting was hosted by Jim Sennett, one of the organizers for refurbishing the Kintail School, built in 1892-3 and closed in 1955. The first school began as log-built then framed n 1868. Eight pupils were registered in 1900. Jim spoke of walking 2.5 miles to attend. He described many memories of the teachers and some of the mementos gathered as the school was refurbished and renovated with the rebuilding of the south wall and part of the roof.


Letters to the editor.....

Always welcome. Send to Ralph Laviolette, the HCHS editor at the address above or email Ralph.


Archives Facilities project…..

Members will recall that in 2009, the Society undertook a project to make recommendations for a competent storage solution for the many public and private family and other collections in the County.

On August 8th, David Armstrong led a presentation to the Huron County Council on the study and its recommendation requesting assistance and support to apply for a provincial and/or federal grant and begin a Business Plan for an Archives building to serve the county. The presentation was well received but was passed on to staff to prepare a report to Council on the recommendations. We will keep you advised as the issue unfolds.


Progress on Historical Notes.....

The 2012 edition of Huron Historical Notes is underway.  It will feature the history of the  village of Egmondville, The planned edition to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the village of St Helens, near Lucknow, has been delayed and will be ready as the 2013 Edition. 

Notes featuring a brief history of the Wingham area, and another Pot Pourri edition are also in the works.    If you have an interesting anecdote to share, or a story of historic interest to tell, please contact the HCHS notes editor Ralph Laviolette 519-565-2454 or email .



Here are photos of our Kintail School visit, a view of the school in 1892 and a photo as it is now restored.  Our thanks to our hosts, the Sennetts, and the volunteers at the school.


School Volunteers


Kintail School


Kintail School



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