The volunteers at Farmtown Park and people in the rural community have memories of life in Hastings County. They also have valuable skills they would like to share about growing crops, caring for animals, making cheese and butter, and all the domestic arts like cooking, preserving, spinning, weaving and knitting. We are collecting stories and showcasing our collection online.
The idea for the Hastings County Museum of Agricultural Heritage was born in 1986 at the International Plowing Match here in Stirling as a way to capture the history of agriculture and rural life in Hastings County. Twenty five years later the agmuseum at the Stirling Fair Grounds is an amazing facility showcasing rural life and our living farming heritage. The name Farmtown Park was added in 2012 to reflect all the new developments.
You can find out about the Inductees to the Quinte Agricultural Hall of Fame, who have contributed so much to agriculture and the community.
The Canadian Government's New Horizons for Seniors enabled us to set up this website and to Grow Our Agricultural Heritage.
The museum's digitization project was accomplished with funding by the Government of Ontario.