Podcast Episode 12: Basic Settler Tools

Posted on October 20, 2021

Potentially the most vital and multi use tool a settler would need was an axe. It had extensive everyday uses, ceremonial purposes and could be used as a weapon when needed. The […]

Weekend Highlights-September 25 & 26

Posted on September 23, 2021

Welcome back to Weekend Highlights! Hoping everyone’s week has gone great so far. Only two more days to go till the weekend! This upcoming weekend a very exciting event is […]

Weekend Highlights September 18-19

Posted on September 18, 2021

If you’re looking for a layed back weekend what better thing to do then grab the family and go for a driving tour of Aldborough and Dunwich Township? On this […]

Weekend Highlights-September 4-5

Posted on September 2, 2021

Welcome back to Weekend Highlights, where we let you know what’s going on in Elgin County this weekend! Looking for family fun before school starts? This weekend is very exciting […]

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 […]

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 […]