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George Kimble Shovel Mondays at the Manor – A look at our Collection

A shovel from George Kimble

While our collection contains several shovels of different types, one of the shovels has a history that contributed to an important part of our museum.  This shovel was given to us by the family of George Kimble. 

George was a faithful Heritage Farm Show exhibitor and then visitor. As a farmer, George believed in educating the public on agricultural history of the area. He recognized that we needed a building where equipment could be demonstrated for visitors and upon his passing, left a large sum to Tyrconnell Heritage Society for just such a building. Along with a bequest from Theresa Cutler McPhee and a grant from the Government of Canada, the new Agricultural History Centre should open to daily visitors in 2021.

Our Cultural Manager, Angela Bobier, is using the shovel at the Agricultural Centre groundbreaking ceremony. The Centre was built in 2020, but the ceremony was postponed to September due to COVID-19 restrictions on gathering.

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