Cortney LeGros
Coordinator, Outreach, Programs & Partnerships
7 Minerva St. E.
Huntsville, ON
P1H 1W4

Phone: 705-789-5232 X3408

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HPL & 150Local History

Local History

Canada 150 Library Cards

We're celebrating Canada 150 with commemorative Library Cards. 

First Library in Huntsville    photograph of library staff in front of location
The first library in Huntsville above White's Hardware Store, 38 Main Street East, Huntsville, Ontario. Image courtesy of the Muskoka Digital Archives.

Janine Marson    Janine Marson
Through Tom's Eyes a Discovery of Truth, Light and Colour - An Exhibition Celebrating Tom Thomson.  Image courtesy of local artist Janine Marson who loves her new card.

Captain Hunt    MHP

Captain George Hunt (1830-1882), founder of Huntsville, Ontario, and one of the settlement's prominent citizens in the early years. Image courtesy of Muskoka Heritage Place.   

MHP Manager Ron Goslin and Collections Coordinator Sara White pose with their new cards.

Muskoka Heritage Place Artifact Displays

Muskoka Heritage Place Logo

The Huntsville Library is partnering with Muskoka Heritage Place to bring to you historical artifacts from Huntsville's early history. We will be showcasing a different theme each month:

  • April - Logging
  • May - Planting/Gardening        
  • June - First Nations
  • July - Blacksmithing
  • August - Pioneer School 
  • September - Pioneer Baking 
  • October - Harvest
  • November - World War I
  • December - Children's Toys

Walking Tours

July 20 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

August 17 | 12:00-1:00 PM

In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday, we will be taking a journey back in time. Join Cortney for a walking tour where we will explore the historical locations of Huntsville Public Library throughout the ages, and learn what the Town was like at that time.

We will meet on the front steps of the current Library, and walk down Main St. for a total trip of approximately 1KM. All ages welcome. 

Historical Library Locations Interactive Story Map

Historical Locations of Library - Story Map Image