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JOIN US DURING HURON HISTORY WEEK. JUNE 27-30

Get hooked on Huron’s waterfront history with nightly events open to all.  The week concludes with a social open to new and returning members.  Membership options begin at $35 per year. Pay online or with a check by clicking this link.  

 

6:30 p.m. June 27th

Walking Tour of Old Plat Homes, Lakefront Park Gazebo

Huron was platted in 1824.  Meet at the park for a guided walking tour passing some of Huron’s oldest homes and churches. 45-60 minutes. Reservations recommended.

6:30 p.m. June 28th

Encore Presentation of Commercial Fishing. South Shore Marine

Huronite Bill Scott shares his family’s history in the commercial fishing industry.  Meet at 1611 Sawmill Parkway for a fascinating collection of photos and the history of what was once the most prosperous fishing harbor on Lake Erie in the 1800s. 60 minutes. No reservations, but arrive early for parking and seating. Reservations recommended.

6:30 p.m. June  29th

River Walk of Waterfront Business and Industry, Lakefront Park Gazebo

Huron had prosperous shipping, shipbuilding, dock, fishing, and rail industries.  Meet at the park for a guided walking tour that highlights these industries as well as the history of the lighthouse. 45-60 minutes. Reservations recommended.

6:30 p.m. June 30th

Presentation on “ Life as a Great Lakes Merchant Marine Captain”, South Shore Marine

Meet at 1611 Sawmill Parkway where Captain Russ Brohl will share his story advancing from his boyhood job as a Miller Ferry deckhand to captaining freighters on the Great Lakes and ferries to the Bass Islands.  60 minutes.  Reservations recommended; but arrive early for parking and seating.

7:30 p.m. June 30th 

Annual Membership Meeting. South Shore Marine 

Following the freighter presentation and a short annual membership business meeting, the society will host a Meet and Mingle social among friends and our guest, Capt. Russ Brohl.  New Members are welcome.  Refreshments provided. No reservations required, but you must be a member.

PLEASE also visit:  EXPLORE HURON

 Visit The Historical Society Offices Wednesdays

Please visit us on Wednesdays from 3pm to 5pm.  Our offices are located on the lower level of the Huron Public Library.

If you would like to visit any other day or time, please contact us via the contact link on this website and we will do our very best to accommodate you.  As before, we look forward to seeing you soon.

(Updated May 4, 2022)

 

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