Discover Huron’s Stories at Historic Book Fair

The Huron County Museum invites you to learn about Huron County’s heritage and from some of our most engaging local authors and storytellers at the first Historic Book Fair running March 24 & 25th.  The event combines a speaker series and book sale featuring authors who write about Huron’s rich heritage legacy.

Ten authors will each speak about their previous or forthcoming books over the two days including:

  • Dave Gillians, “For the Love of Bayfield”
  • Rhea Hamilton-Seeger, “East Ashfield History”
  • John Hazlitt, “Power of the Maitland”
  • Jodi Jerome, editor of “Bush Days” by Malcolm Lamont
  • Larry Mohring, “The Reuben R. Sallows Picture Postcard Handbook 1900 – 1925”
  • Vicky Morrison, “Barn Quilt Trail – 2017 International Plowing Match”
  • Bonnie Sitter, “The Beauty and Bounty of Huron County”
  • Gordon Strathdee, “Goderich: Winds of Change”
  • Brock Vodden, “Blyth Through the Lens”,
  • David Yates, weekly newspaper columnist.

Along with the author talks Huron County staff will speak about some of the services and tools available to local researchers including archives research assistance and the digitized newspaper online portal.

Attendees can browse and purchase copies of the books by the speakers and other Huron County authors at the Book Fair. The Book Peddler and Fincher’s Goderich will both have booths at the event as well. The Huron Historic Book runs on Saturday, March 24 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, March 25 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Admission is free both days.

Leading up to the book fair, the Museum is hosting a moderated panel discussion on Thursday, March 22nd at 7:00 PM. Panelist: Gil Garratt, Artistic Director of the Blyth Festival, Paul Ciufo, Playwright, Sinead Cox, Huron County Museum Curator of Engagement and Dialogue and Taylor Graham, Playwright, Director and Producer, will talk about the process of adapting local history for theatre and performance with moderator Christopher Spaelta. Admission for this event is free.

The Huron Historic Book Fair is a joint production between the Huron County Museum and Huron Arts & Heritage Network. Additional information about the event, including a speaker’s schedule ad list of authors, can be found on the Museum’s website – huroncountymuseum.ca/book-fair/ or Facebook page – facebook.com/huroncountymuseum/.