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A Grand Opening – and an Invitation

Posted on September 2, 2021

Three years ago, Tyrconnell Heritage Society was presented with two gifts from the estates of George Kimble and Theresa McPhee. The only request was that these funds be used to […]

Mondays at the Manor – A Welcome Centre

Posted on August 8, 2021

As work is continuing on our grounds, we are also working on a new Welcome Centre. Our Heritage Barn, which is the former home of our agricultural artifacts, is getting […]

Artifact of the Week – Seed Planter

Posted on August 6, 2021

This is a seed planter commonly known by farmers as ‘bill picks’ or ‘corn jabbers’. In the mid 1800s and early 1900s, these hand held planters were very popular. There […]

Artifact of the Week – Grinder

Posted on July 30, 2021

This hand-cranked grinder used to reside at a forge owned and operated by Ben Cowell. A hand operated crank is attached to the side with a sleek wooden handle. When […]

Mondays at the Manor

Posted on July 26, 2021

Welcome back! While we have not published our weekly blog, the staff and volunteers have been busy. We are now open for visitors, and work is continuing on our new […]

Artifact of the Week – Honey Pail

Posted on July 23, 2021

The Man Behind the Honey This early-mid 20th century pail is from the apiary of V.S.Tripp in Dutton, ONT. Owned by apiarist Victorr Stanley Tripp, more commonly known as Stan, […]

Artifact of the Week – Jackscrew

Posted on July 16, 2021

This is our jackscrew, also known as a screw jack or barn jack. Made of cast iron and still in good condition, this jack served its purpose for countless years. […]

Artifact of the Week – Blacksmith Bellows

Posted on July 9, 2021

Blacksmith Bellows also known as; Forge Fan, Lungs or Blowers, were one of the most important tools in a Blacksmith’s shop. Its purpose is to supply oxygen to the base […]

Artifact of the Week – The Flat Spokeshave

Posted on July 2, 2021

Spokeshaves are one of the many tools used by a carpenter. This tool’s purpose is to flatten and smooth complex shapes into wood. The spokeshave has an adjustable blade that […]