Huron County’s Rich Aviation History

21 Oct

By Diva Trista Russell

Huron County may be known for its rich agricultural lands, but one thing you may not realize is that this area has rich military history too! I took a drive and discovered that the Huron County Museum celebrates this history with an exhibit at the Goderich Airport.

The Sky Harbour Gallery details the history of the airport and the role it played during WWII. The airport served as a training school for pilots, known as Elementary Flying School No. 12.  The Gallery may be small, but the room is filled with intereting history. Lots of artifacts from veterans are on display, including uniforms, equipment, class pictures, actual log notes, and more. There’s even a hide-away area for viewing videos.

The entrance to the Gallery is on the lower floor of the Goderich Airport building. The Goderich Airport is north of Goderich, off Provincial Hwy. 21. The Gallery is open year round, but it’s recommended that you call the Airport for operating hours (519-524-2915). Admission is by donation.

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