And Tasting Huron County is delighted to be part of it.
To inspire travel and recall memories along Ontario’s West Coast, Tasting Huron County founder Mandy Sinclair will launch Postcards from Huron County on January 11, 2022, with new episodes of the podcast releasing every two weeks until April 19, 2022.
This eight-part podcast series that takes listeners on an intimate journey to Huron County, traditionally the territories of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Neutral peoples. Each episode delves into an aspect of the heritage and often lesser know history through conversation with historians and community members who have a close connection to each subject.
Guests and topics featured in the series include Jenna McGuire on the Historic Saugeen Metis, board members sharing memories from their years volunteering with the Clinton Spring Fair, Sinead Cox speaking about the Home Children, David Yates on prohibition in Huron County, and a director and local who inspired characters in the Blyth Festival’s Wing Night at the Boot.
Mandy says, “I grew up in Huron County and, after spending time in Morocco, returned to the area in July 2020. I began exploring the region’s nature trails and cycling through its small communities. As a naturally curious person, questions about the area’s history started to emerge. By chance, I stumbled upon a sign indicating the way to the Point Farms Hotel at Point Farms Provincial Park. The hotel’s immensity and former glory days amazed me, but I left wanting to know more – who stayed there? Where did they come from? What did they do while there? What did they eat? And so began the idea for Postcards from Huron County.”
If you are curious to learn more about the history of the county that perhaps you call or once called home, or for holiday inspiration along Ontario’s West Coast, please subscribe to Postcards from Huron County on your favourite channel to be sure to catch the first episode.
Postcards from Huron County is made possible with funding from the Huron Heritage Fund and Community Futures Huron Community Projects Initiative, the support of Clint Mackie, Andrew Bouck, Nick Vinnicombe, and Mark Hussey at Faux Pop Media, and Tasting Huron County.