Manitobans flocked to over forty sites Sunday as part of Open Farm Day.

The event, which is organized by the Manitoba Association of Agricultural Societies, gives Manitobans a chance to experience a farming-related site which they might not normally visit.

This year, for the first time, the Roland 4-H Museum opened its doors to the public.

Board President Darryl Mullin explained why they decided to take part in the event.

"We were approached and we thought, 'yeah, that's great because we're a farming community and 4-H is part of farming, for sure'."

He was asked if being part of Open Farm Day would help attract attention for the museum.

"Absolutely, we'll welcome visitors anytime. We get them from all over that drop in and that's what we're all about is to show them what 4-H is all about in the past."

Mullin notes normally the museum would be closed at this time of year, however opening the doors for Open Farm Day was a great idea. The museum will open up again during the Roland Pumpkin Fair.

He said visitors to the museum had a chance to check out a new set of displays upstairs which features a trophy room, kitchen display, meeting room and stable display.

Up to 500 people visit the Roland 4-H Museum each summer.

Roland is the birthplace of 4-H in Canada, dating back to 1913.

A trophy room is part of a new display upstairs