Museum of Americana

In addition to all of the mill machinery which remains intact on all floors, a large collection of artifacts is also displayed throughout the mill. 

Separate mill-related equipment includes fanning mills, pulley systems, carts, and shovels.

Other large items include Conestoga and Prairie Schooner wagons, other types of farm wagons, a McCormick reaper, sickles, wheat drill, corn planter, buggy, sleigh, and log sled.

Hand tools used by farmers, blacksmiths, coopers, shoemakers, loggers and carpenters, wheelwrights, barbers, and others also abound. Many kinds of yokes, harness, and other items needed for work and farm animals are exhibited.

Items for butchering and making apple-butter, kraut, sausage, butter, maple syrup, and dough are represented.  Several types of washing machines and related equipment are also included.

On the first floor, a period post office is portrayed.  The Mill served as a post office 1850-1894.  Another area on the third floor is still set up with the furniture of a Masonic Lodge which existed here in in the 1860s.

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