Following the success of the 2006 International Plowing Match in Peterborough County, funds were allocated to build on the success and to continue the local education on the impact and importance of our agriculture heritage. With sights set on increasing tourism, building awareness and expanding the visitation to Lang Pioneer Village Museum, it is anticipated that the Peterborough County Agricultural Heritage Building will open its doors in 2017.
Plans for the new Peterborough County Agricultural Heritage Building include amenities to ensure that the space can be used to attract, educate and inform vistors; hold events and gatherings; restore and explore our agricultural past.
Plans for the new barn, located at Lang Pioneer Village Museum include:
- Peter Hamilton Agricultural Collection
- Peterborough County Agricultural Wall of Fame Gallery
- Agricultural Implements and Equipment for Display and Operation Demonstrations
- A large Restoration Workshop housing a steam engine, thrasher, tractors and more
- Conservation Lab with viewing window
- Multi-purpose space with full technical capabilities (workshops, theatre, live music, education centre)
- Sponsor recognition throughout
- Commercial Kitchen with multi-purpose use
- Outdoor courtyard feature
- Celebrating the Past!
Not only will the contents of the Peterborough County Agricultural Heritage Building display accurate depictions of the history of agriculture in the region, but the building itself will be built and interpreted in a manner that honours traditions and practices as established some 200 years ago.
- The building will be built in the same barn style as those built by the first century of farmers
- The new building will be a choice location for displays, demonstrations and interpretation of Peterborough County’s agricultural history
- The building will increase tourism visits to the Peterborough region with a focus on history
- The building, being the home of the Peterborough County Agricultural Wall of Fame, will draw local farm families and their networks to the exhibits
- The Peterborough County building will bridge the gap between the farming community and the urban/city community to educate on the importance of agriculture to our economy
- The building will be fully tech capable while maintaining authenticity