Corn Pegs Mondays at the Manor – A look at our collection

A set of corn pegs donated by Brian Gawne

Our museum was gifted this year with a set of Corn Pegs.  It led to a great deal of conversation about exactly what these were and what they were used for.  Our research led us to some wonderful information about farming life prior to the use of many of our current machines.  Corn pegs were often used during “husking parties” which added to the social life of the community.

We will be featuring our collection of pegs in our Agricultural Centre. Be sure to make plans to come and visit when we open in the spring.

A corn peg which wraps around the fingers.

Even though our Museum is closed for tours, our work continues, and so do our expenses. If you are able to contribute financially by purchasing a Tyrconnell Heritage Society Membership or making a donation in any amount your support would be greatly appreciated.  Memberships – Individual $30; Couple $35; Family $40; Organization $45; Business $75; Individual Lifetime $250  Here is the link to our page at CanadaHelps http://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/tyrconnell-heritage-society/