Life in central Kansas during the late 19th and 20th century was all about farming and farm life. Rural life has changed now and to see the tools and equipment that was used, come visit. The Wheat Palace is a two-room metal building, covering about one-fourth acre of ground, and is the home of numerous farm-related tools, machinery and equipment. All together, they show the progression of farm mechanization from the 1800s to the mid-1960s, from primitive scythes and threshing stones to combines.
To see video of harvest over the decades.
Original building (left), new addition (right)
horse drawn farm equipments (foreground).
J. F. Deck
These men are harvesting wheat with scythes, then making shocks with those bundles. This is at a very early Country Threshing Days event, in the late 1970's.
See double-size replica of the Liberty Bell made of wheat straw
From this . . .
to this . . .
to this and on . . .
- a Model T tractor
It looks pretty rough now and is not yet on display.
One bottom horse drawn Sulky Plow
A donation of Kansas State Ag. Yearbooks and United Sates Ag. Yearbooks. Starting from 1877.
Available for rescearch and located in Immigrant House