Today we are remembering the reason that our lovely grounds and museum exist and remain, the Tyrconnell Heritage Society. The society is local and independent and was founded in 1993 in order to create a future for the Backus-Page property as a historic landmark of the area. Under the umbrella of the Ontario Historical Society since 1994, volunteer members have, and continue to, work hard to uphold the society’s mandate. The 50 year lease agreement that we currently hold with the Ministry of Financial Resources since 1998, along with local financing and Ontario Trillium Foundation funding has allowed the house to be restored as the museum it is today. Take care!