The history of Hastings County and the surrounding area comes alive at the Farmtown Park; from the early days of cheese making, through the evolution of farm machinery to the unique Heritage Village, which depicts a typical village of the nineteen thirties and forties

Engine House

The huge 100 year old Robert Bell steam engine, which was built in 1909 in Seaforth in western Ontario by the Robert Bell Steam Engine and Threshing Company and shipped to Stirling by train. The Stapley family, who lived just east of Stirling, used the steam engine to power thrashing machines, which harvested grain. They took the engine from farm to farm at harvest time.

The Steam Engine Building at Farmtown Park houses numerous engines and artifacts including a vast display of chain saws. We have the Robert Bell Steam Engine and the huge diesel engine.