About our collection

 We are gradually adding photos of our collection to this website. We have started with artifacts in the Dairy Building. There is a fine collection of trophies and you can see the names of the master cheese and butter makers who won these awards. 

Washing the milk churns

Over the years, the people of Hastings County and the surrounding area have donated countless artifacts to the Hastings County Museum of Agricultural Heritage. Now the museum has one of the most comprehensive collectiions of artifacts used in cheese and butter making in Ontario. The collection reflects the importance of the dairy industry  in Eastern Ontario and the role the farmers, cheese makers and butter makers have had, and continue to have, in the industry.