Friday, November 1, 2019

Can You Identify These Houses?

These houses are most likely in Dunwich Township or Village of Dutton.  Can you help us identify these houses and their original owners?  Happy to have any information you can provide.  Thanks in advance.  519-762-3072

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Doors Open Dutton Dunwich October 20th

Tour these 10 heritage locations in Dutton Dunwich on October 20, 2019 between 10am - 4pm.  Organized by the Municipality of Dutton Dunwich Heritage Committee.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Fall-Winter 2019 Events at Backus-Page House Museum

Instead of multiple posts of upcoming events I thought is would be easier to put them altogether for your viewing pleasure.  Hope to see you out soon. 

Nov. 2 Paranormal Investigation - 4 tickets left 

Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 Christmas Dinner in the Museum - 2 tickets left each night

September 27-29 Closed for Wallacetown Fair.  Visit us in the Commercial Exhibit building for your Heritage Farm Calendars, newly published history books, and a chance to win a 2020 membership and toy John Deere tractor. 

Oct. 26 is Clean Up Day - volunteers needed for outdoor work

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Heritage Farm Show Thank You

Tyrconnell Heritage Society, Backus-Page House Museum and the Heritage Farm Show committee wish to extend our thanks to: 

4-H Poultry Club, ACE Hardware, John & Peter Agar, Diana Arthur, Cafthy Attridge, Yvonne Brooks, Country Seat Upholstery, Nancy Carey, Mike Campbell Seeds, Corry Bachmeier, Tony Bawden, Don & Betty Ann Bobier, John & Angela Bobier,  Bonita’s Spa Essentials, Elaine Brown, Butch’s Small Engine Repair, Joe Casey, Susan Chapman-Reinke, Mark Clark, Don Clayton, DJW Mini Backhoe Service, Bill Denning, Decorating Diva, Dixon’s Feed Service, Dunwich United Church, Dutton Foodland, Dutton Meadows Golf Course, East Elgin Spinners and Weavers, Elgin County Archives, Brian & Liz Elliott, Rob & Janice Ellis, Chris Ford, Glenn Ford, Sam Foreman, Marcus Frazer, Fulline Farm & Garden Equipment, Larry & Paula Grafstein, Beth & Katie Goldsworthy, Rob & Laura Hathaway, Hathaway Feeds, Doug Hemming, Mike Hentz, Marg Hulls, Marg's Variety, Mancari’s, KT’s Good Booth, Bernice Keane, Knight's Home Hardware, Sabrina Merks, Bruce and Lin McCann, Earl McDonald Transport, Colin McGugan, Betty McLandress, Cal McMillan, Hugh McFadden, Dan McKillop, Kathy Morgan, Melbourne Farm Automation, Memories in Wool, Municipality of Dutton Dunwich, Municipality of West Elgin, Dutton and District Lions Club, NAPA Auto Parts, Ontario Parks, Shawn Paton, Patteron’s Music, Elizabeth Patterson, Craig Pierce & Musical Friends, Red Barn Accessories, Ken Reinke, Brad & Joanne Reive, Edith Richardson, Rick’s Auto Repair, Rogan's Repairs, Karen Rose, Beth Russell, John Sanders, Sam’s Diner & Pizza, Shedden Veterinary Services, W.D. Shaw, Shelley's Saw Mill, Don Skipper, Joe Smeekens, Southside Restaurant, Take-a-Bite, Talbot Trails Restaurant, Tasty Sweets Cafe, Carlie Thompson, Lorraine Vallee-Moczulski,  Van-Lahti’s CafĂ© and Eatery, Catie Welch, Dave Welch, Jim & Leta West, Westelaken Trucking, West Elgin Genealogical & Historical Society, West Lorne Foodland, Barb Wheeler, Dave Wheeler Automotive, Wire Tie and everyone else who attended or helped at the show in anyway.  
See you in 2020 on Labour Day Weekend.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Scottish & Irish Christmas Dinner in the Museum Menu

There are 2 tickets available for our Christmas Dinner on Nov. 30th and 2 tickets for December 1st.


Smoke Salmon on Tattie Scones
Oatcakes with Butter and Jam

Colcannon Soup

Irish Soda Bread, Haggis, Creamy Neeps, Skirlie and Turnips

Scottish Shortbread, Black Bun or Dundee Cake, and Irish Apple Cake


Tourism Thursdays

Tourism Thursdays

What's happening around us.


The Fair includes a tractor pull, parade, sheep show, miniature horse and cattle show, demo derby and lots of entertainment.
Phone: (519) 200-3014
Friday, September 13, 2019 (All day) to Sunday, September 15, 2019 (All day)
135 Queen Street
Rodney, ON N0L 2C0

Don't miss out on the 13th Annual Dingman Antique Plough Day on Saturday, September 14th!
Antique tractor pull, charity auction, demonstrations, ploughing, and much more!
Free Admission
All proceeds with go towards the Belmont Lions Club & St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital.

Saturday, September 14, 2019 (All day)
2730 Glanworth Drive
London, ON N6N 1H4

Celebrate the world of pumpkins this fall. Pick your own pumpkin (extra charge) from our field, try pumpkin bowling, fire walnuts from a cannon and shoot an apple from a giant apple sling shot. Enjoy a wagon ride, bee train ride, visit farm animals, get lost in the corn maze, and enjoy the fall decorations and family photo spots. Take a spin on the pedal carts or bounce on the giant jumping pillow/pad. Don’t miss the Pumpkin Cannon Artillery Show. Colour your own pumpkin and shoot it from the pumpkin cannon (extra charge). There’s bushels of fresh family fun on our Adventure Farm.  Come play with your family and Bee Happy at Clovermead.
Cost: Admission is $12.99 + tax/person. Group of 5 or more receive $1 off each admission.
Phone: (519) 773-5503

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 09:00 to 17:30
Clovermead Adventure Farm
11302 Imperial Road
Aylmer, ON N5H 2R3