Agricultural history on display at the IPM
The history of Agriculture comes alive at the IPM. Don’t miss the Antique and Historical Displays along West Nipissing Avenue, including several antique equipment demonstrations each day.
You’ll be able to see a Saw Drag, Shingle Mill, Wood Mill and Forging Machine in action, as well as small engines. Demonstration times will be posted on-site each day.
Inside the tent you’ll find an array of historic agricultural items, as well as demonstrations from a trapper. He’ll be showing off his pelts and equipment used in trapping. Demonstrations will occur at various times throughout the day.
A butter-making demonstration will take place on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Times are tentatively set for 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Centre franco-ontarien de folklore will be doing a presentation on the music and history of logging camps, also on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Loggers sang to keep their spirits up while living in these local camps.
The history of local Dairy Farming will be highlighted daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A milk man for 52 years in West Nipissing, Georges Dauphinais will display artifacts from his collection and chat with guests.
Be sure to stop by the Wayne LeBelle Lounge, inside the tent. Wayne was a local historian and author. A lounge setting was created so people can sit and read his books.