Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol Online Collections

Henderson Digitization Project

WWII Air Training Sites in Huron County

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About the Project

The Henderson Digitization Project is a one-year, grant-funded project to digitize a collection of images documenting the history of WWII air training in Huron County, Ontario. Project work was completed between April 2013 and March 2014. All photographs featured in this project were taken by Goderich photographer J. Gordon Henderson and represent a small part of the large collection of Henderson’s professional work held at the Archives at the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol.

By digitizing the collection, publishing it online, and developing educational programs, we aim to increase awareness of J. Gordon Henderson, the Archives at the Huron County Museum, and Huron County’s role in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. This project also serves as a model for developing future digital collections at the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol.

Funding for the Henderson Digitization Project provided by the Government of Ontario. The views expressed by the Henderson Digitization Project are the views of the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province.

Site Credits

Project Team

Project Direction
Meighan Wark, Director, Cultural Services
Project Management, Cataloguing, Research, and Education Programs
Jenna Leifso, Archives Research Assistant
Digitization, Metadata Wrangling, and Website Coordination
Emily Beliveau, Digital Archives Assistant
County IT Liaisons
Marian Doucette
Mike Mason
Jacob Stevens
Site Design and Development
Conceptual Pathways

Stakeholder Group

  • Sinead Cox
  • Rhea Hamilton-Seeger
  • Carolyn Parks Mintz
  • Pat Rowe
  • Ted Turner
  • Brock and Janis Vodden
  • Karen Webster
Special thanks to:

Barbara Hainsworth, for supporting the project and sharing memories of her father, J. Gordon Henderson.

Mike McLean, for sharing extensive and enthusiastic research contributions related to No. 12 EFTS, Sky Harbour.

Reg Thompson and Elaine Blair at the Huron County Library for research support and compiling the annotated entries in Additional Resources.

Jeremy Allin, for creating the audio clips in the Media section.

Education Advisers
  • Marion Leifso, OCT
  • Amanda Saxton, OCT
  • Colleen Caesar, OCT
Text Editors
  • Jennifer Zoethout
  • Claire Carter