Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Trip to the Huronia Museum in Midland, Ontario

Last summer, the Vampire, el Presidente, Ricvictorian and myself took a trip to the Huronia Museum in Midland, Ontario. Midland is located approximately 2 hours north of Toronto on the picturesque shores of Georgian Bay. The museum is small, but densely packed with local artifacts and information regarding the area's First Nations Peoples (Huron & Ojibway), the marine history of Georgian Bay, art from the Georgian Bay region, and Euro-Canadian culture pertaining to Huronia.

The Huronia Museum's website describes the museum as having a replica of a 'pre-contact' Huron/Ouendat village, including a lookout tower, wigwam, and full-size longhouse. In addition, they house an exhibit gallery featuring tens of thousands of historic artifacts ranging from photographs, native archaeology and art by members of the Group of Seven, and others.

Please enjoy these photos from our trip! :-)

Face Carving 1
Face Carving 2
The Bone Pit
Masks on Poles
The Village
Inside the Longhouse
Local Fungus 1
Local Fungus 2
Interesting art from inside the Huronia Museum
Painting by famed First Nations artist Norval Morrisseau
el Presidente at Ricvictorian's posing with
his authentic Stereoscope
el Presidente and the Stereoscope

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