|Museums in Killarney
Flywheel Club Museum
The Turtle Mountain
Flywheel Club Museum boasts having the largest collection of stationary
engines in Manitoba? And their array of tractors, machinery and trucks
has a story attached to each piece.
The club started in 1976 when a handful of enthusiastic antique
tractor-lovers decided to share their treasures with their community.
Their passion was to put on a family-oriented show with the desire to
share the early history of agriculture, and its progression, with the
younger generation. Their collection date from the early 1900’s to the
1960’s and track changes from the horse and plow, to steam-powered
machinery, to the kerosene and gasoline powered.
An added piece of archival history is that the Universal Tractor and
the world’s first Rotary Thresher, both displayed at the museum. Bruce
Hathaway invented the
Rotary Thresher in Deloraine in the early 1920’s. It was a threshing
machine well before its time.
The museum will be opened during summer hours. Visit their website at
www.tmflywheelclub.ca for more information.
Prairie Pioneer Days
Take a look at farming
the old-fashioned way, and see first hand the changes that have
taken place in agriculture over the last century. Hosted by the
dedicated Turtle Mountain Flywheel Club, Prairie Pioneer Days attracts
hundreds of people who come to enjoy threshing demonstrations, log
sawing, and machinery displays. Wander through a variety of displays
that include a toshow, a working blacksmith shop, plus local fare and
entertainment. The pride of Pioneer Days is the Sunday afternoon parade
in front of the grandstand, where enthusiasts shine up their favourite
antique farm implements for the nale. Make a stop at the Heritage
Village, the Heritage House, as well as the Stationary Engine Museum,
all focused on our rural heritage and proud prairie history. Held July
7 and 8 at the Killarney Agricultural Grounds.