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 […]

Happy New Year!

Posted on January 1, 2021

A very Happy New Year to everyone from the Board of Tyrconnell Heritage Society and staff of Backus-Page House Museum.

Merry Christmas to all!

Posted on December 24, 2020

On behalf of the Tyrconnell Heritage Society Board of Directors and staff of Backus-Page House Museum I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! – Angela Bobier, […]