Canada Historic Places selfie contest ends July 31

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HURON COUNTY – There is a few days left to join in the National Trust for Canada’s Historic Places Days Selfie Contest.

The Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol participated in this annual event again this year and is encouraging residents to participate for a chance to win $1,000 for themselves, as well as $1,000 for the Museum and Gaol.

Canada Historic Places Days are a national celebration of our country’s historic places hosted each year by the National Trust of Canada, the museum’s website said.

While historic sites, including the Huron County Museum and Gaol, remain temporarily closed, you can still celebrate and support these sites by getting creative with your digital selfie, the website said.

Simply visit, find the Museum or Gaol, and upload your selfie which will be placed on virtual backgrounds from each of the sites.

You can also submit a pre-pandemic “throwback” of your visit to the museum and gaol or have fun recreating a historical photo from the museum’s collection.

You can also visit the Huron Historic Gaol to take a selfie at its new selfie station, found outside the Gloucester Terrace entrance and is open all the time.

To find inspiration for your selfies from the museum’s virtual collection and historical photos, visit

To enter the contest:

• Share your museum or gaol selfie on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. The museum can be found at @HuronCountyMuseum

• Use #historicplacesdays

• Tag the Huron County Museum and Historic Gaol: @hcmuseum on Twitter, @HuronCountyMuseum on Instagram, and @HuronCountyMuseum on Facebook

• Tag and follow @nationaltrustca

You can post one selfie per day.

Cory Bilyea, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Wingham Advance Times

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