The Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol accepts donations of artifacts into the Collections. We are extremely judicious about adding to the collections and want to ensure that everything we collect is of high quality and fits within our mandate.
In order for artifacts to be accepted, they must meet the following general guidelines:
If you wish to donate an artifact to the Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol, prior arrangements with the Registrar are helpful. Please contact the Huron County Museum at 519.524.2686 to book an appointment.
- Artifacts must be historically significant, meaning they would contribute to an understanding of past human behaviour, customs, activities, events, institutions and personalities. The artifacts collected must be historically significant to the County of Huron.
- Objects must be in reasonable condition so that the Museum may fulfill its goal of preservation with as little conservation or restoration as possible.
- Display of objects is not guaranteed and must be useful in the Museum's displays, research and interpretive activities.
- Donations are deemed to be unconditional gifts.
New to the Collection
"Seegmiller" Truss Beam Plough
Samual Seegmiller Agricultural Foundry, Goderich, Ontario
The "Seegmiller" Truss Beam Plough in the collection of the Huron County Museum has a flexible wheel and Universal Standard Joint Attachment. The "Seegmiller" was built by Samual Seegmiller at the Samual Seegmiller Agriculture Foundry in the 1880s.
The Foundry was located on Hamilton Street in the east part of the town of Goderich, Ontario. It closed shortly after Mr. Seegmiller's death.
This walking plough has a peculiar shaped skimmer, or jointer, and an adjustable star gauge wheel that was used for controlling the depth of furrow. The wooden handles are braced with wood and steel. The plough's beemshares, mouldboard, landside and gauge wheel are all made of machine-forged iron.
This item was donated to the Collection of the Huron County Museum by Peter MacEwan, Goderich, Ontario.