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 James  'Jim'  Dalrymple

Hasting County of Agricultural Heritage has lost a great friend as sadly Jim Dalrymple died on Saturday ,June 10, 2017.  Jim was instrumental is setting up and running the Quinte Agricultural Wall of  Fame. He had a career as an animal specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and  worked willingly and tirelessly for the farming community locally, provincially and nationally.  A Celebration of Jim's Life will be held at the Keeler Centre in Colborne on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. If desired, donations to Farmtown Park  (Hastings County Museum of Agricultural Heritage) Stirling, would be appreciated by the family.  You can use donation button below. Thank you. 

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Farmtown Park is the home of the Hastings County Museum of Agricultural Heritage, known locally as the agricultural museum.  Here in Stirling, Ontario,  we are collecting memories, growing our agricultural heritage and celebrating rural  life.  Start by going on a Virtual Tour and then come and visit us. Explore our online collections of stories and artifacts. We are open from May 20 to September 30, adults -$8; seniors (60 and over) - $7; students-$6, children five to 12 years - $4; and families $24. Seasonal passes are available. We are accessible and have wheel chairs. The Ontario Trillium Foundation enabled us to build the theatre, make the introductory video, upgrade the audio  wands and make other improvement to Farmtown Park. The Province of Ontario enabled us to set up a museum collections management system.

The Fairbanks Morse Diesel Engine used to power a grist mill at Spring Brook, Ontario.