This year marks the 175th anniversary of Simcoe County. Established in 1843 as Simcoe District by the Legislature of Upper Canada, the area has seen significant change and growth but the region has always been rich with culture and history.
To commemorate the milestone anniversary, the county is hosting a number of public activities.
The Simcoe County Museum and Archives are jointly creating an exhibit that will be on display from Aug. 4 to Labour Day in the museum’s main gallery. Museum admission is by donation.
As well, the county is hosting its second annual Simcoe Day event at the museum on Aug. 6. The event will include access to the museum, a free barbecue lunch, a chance to meet the county paramedic and vehicle service fleet, along with guided trail walks through the Museum Tract with a member of the forestry department.
A social media campaign will commemorate the 175th anniversary on Instagram. Everyone living in, working in or visiting the county are invited to participate and share photos of themselves enjoying the best of Simcoe County for a chance to win a prize pack. The campaign runs from May 22 to Dec. 14. Follow @experiencesimcoecounty using #simcoecountyselfie and #simcoecounty175 and be sure to tag the location.
Photo: County council unveils the commemorative 175 interactive icon on May 22. The icon will tour select county facilities throughout the year.