The Museum-Maker of Huron County

Herbie Neill’s collection of artifacts, accumulated on his travels across Canada, form the core of the Huron County Museum in Goderich, which today attracts 23,000 visitors a year


Herbert Neill travelled across Canada in the 1930s and 1940s collecting artifacts. His great passion was to make sure that folks never forget the story of the early settlement of Ontario and particularly of Huron County.

Known to his friends simply as Herbie, the man who is remembered as the Museum-Maker of Huron County did his collecting trips on a shoestring. He customized his 1926 Essex automobile with a bed, camping equipment and a tent attached to the side.

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