When you come to visit the museum you will find that we offer a number of permanent
and rotating displays that capture the fascinating history of the area.
In the main building of the museum displays range from tools of the Fox and Saux Native American Indian tribes to a diary of a Civil War soldier. There is an extensive display of
military items from the Civil War era to the present.
Household equipment through the 1950's and up to the present day are on display
in the kitchen area, and the parlor houses antique/vintage furniture, an old victrola,
several china closets and more. Another room contains medical equipment, old
sewing machines and dolls, along with wedding dresses from many different eras.
One of the most visited, and used, areas in the museum is the genealogy catalog index
and research area. This collection of information contains obituaries and cemetary records, birth and marriage records, family histories, county histories, county atlases, from 1868
to the present, and much more interesting memorabilia.
Among the items in the main room are tools from very old to nearly new, old cameras,
a large display of ladies hats, old telephones, typewriters and many other items.
One area of the museum contains a school room with school desks of several
different varieties, many old school books, school clocks and is set up to represent
the days of, one room rural schools.
In the 2 unattached out-buildings are large items such as a covered wagon, an old buggy,
a threshing machine, old fire equipment, wagons and other farm equipment,
larger tools , old washing machines and many tools.