Saturday, April 14, 2018

Learning Centre

This building has the look of a market building, as opposed to the barns that make up the Museum. It's called the Learning Centre, and it is the most museum-like of the buildings, featuring extensive displays and information on agriculture and food through Canadian history.

Coming in the entrance, things start in a rather contemporary way, with a model and display panels on RADARSAT-2, a satellite launched by the Canadian Space Agency in 2007. Among its many tasks in orbit is agricultural crop monitoring, and its equipment can give wide views or focus in on a small area.

From the current day the building's collection takes us into the past. First there are displays and equipment related to cheese making and dairy production, including the pasteurization process.


  1. An interesting old building with great exhibits. Thanks for sharing William and must say that I think your header is marvelous.

  2. So that satellite is still working, heh? Very cool. I used to help my grandma churn butter - she had a butter churn just off her kitchen. And then we'd put the butter, along with home made jam on her home made bread. And people say there's no heaven. Speaking of that did you see the former kid now an adult who wrote a book about going to heaven is retracting what he wrote and wants his name off the book as he says it's all made so he's suing the Christian book company? That's a hell of a thing to do, dontcha think? :)

  3. Looks very interesting ! Here too often old farms or factories are now museums.

  4. Its fascinating to see how food production is done. To think that most farmers did it on their own at one time is strange against what populations require.

  5. Learning about food production is important for children (and adults alike). Hope lots of school groups go through.


  6. How wonderful that the Learning Center displays so much information. Thanks for sharing. Jo

  7. ...learning new things everyday is very important.

  8. I would enjoy the information on cheese production!

  9. Hello, this Learning Center and displays look great. Enjoy your day and weekend!

  10. Interesting information and display in the food production museum.

  11. I had no idea that there could be an agricultural museum with all the details of production.

  12. I hope people spend the time to read all of the great info in there!

  13. @Denise: you're welcome.

    @Lowell: there are some items yet to come that you may recognize.

    @Gattina: I imagine this building's original use before anyone thought of making it a museum might have been research or warehouse related for the Farm, since the concept of the Experimental Farm has been around for over a century.

    @Maywyn: things have changed!

    @Janis: I expect lots of school trips happen here.

    @Jo: you're welcome.

    @Tom: it is, yes.

    @Marie: it's quite a spot to come in and see.

    @Eileen: thank you!

    @Nancy: it is indeed.

    @Red: it makes sense. Agriculture and food go hand in hand.

    @RedPat: I certainly did.

  14. I know that there are literally hundreds of satellites up there doing specific jobs but, I never thought about one to monitor food production. That makes sense!

  15. Another good reason to spend some time in Ottawa.

  16. Appreciation due to our farmers!

  17. Great to see your photographs
    So good to see all the information so readily available for people to look at and read.

    All the best Jan

  18. @Sharon: it does.

    @Shammickite: it is quite an impressive museum.

    @Cloudia: definitely!

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Francisco: thank you.

  19. Interesting! Love cheese! Such sort of musea have my interest!

  20. Very impressive and informative. Seems like we all are interested in CHEESE! lol

  21. A lot of things have changed in agriculture, it's good that can be seen such a museum. Specially for children very interesting, I think.

  22. i'll add it to my must see list if i get that part of Canada. fingers crossed one day i hope?? ( :
    happy weekend.

  23. I was involved in an ag education project at one point in my career. A place like this would have felt like I'd died and gone to heaven.

  24. What a fascinating place filled with historical info ~ neat photos too!

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  25. I think I will always look at satellites and inventions like this with awe. One step closer to Star Trek!

  26. It's amazing how some aspects of farming have changed.

  27. I didn't realize all that was there.
    My husband worked in the Nestle factory in the day, as well as the LCBO in Chesterville! He has stories!

  28. @Aritha: thank you.

    @Anonymous: thanks!

    @Jan: that it is.

    @Beth: thanks!

    @Kay: you'd like it.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Sandi: that's one way of looking at things.

    @Mari: true!

    @Whisk: it is.

    @Klara: that it is.

    @Norma: indeed.

    @Jennifer: you should visit.