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.
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/