Krause House | Goessel Museum
Turkey Red Wheat Palace | Goessel Museum Web.

Agriculture

The Wheat Palace building is metal, but shows signs of age.  See how you can be part of this project

 

 

Threshing stone | Goessel Museum

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.

Country Threshing Days mural | Goessel Museum

History Channel

THE SEED CHEST THAT 

CARRIED THE FUTURE

To see video of harvest over the decades.

W.H.E.A.T.  Co. logo \ website
Turkey Red Wheat Palace | Goessel Museum

Original building (left), new addition (right)

horse drawn farm equipments (foreground).

Turkey Red Wheat Palace | Goessel Museum
Schroeder Barn | Goessel Museum
Friesen House | Goessel Museum
Threshing stone | Goessel Museum
Water wagon for steam tractors | Goessel Museum
J.F. Deck Blacksmith Shop | Goessel Museum
1935 Farm Truck | Goessel Museum
 Threshing machine | Goessel Museum

J. F. Deck

Blacksmith Shop

Country Threshing Days mural | Goessel Museum
Grain binder | Goessel Museum
Men using sythes to cut wheat  | Goessel Museum

Grain Binder

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.

Scythe and threshing stone | Goessel Museum
Early combine | Goessel Museum
Wheat field near Goessel, KS | Goessel Musuem
Cook shack for threshing crew | Goessel Museum
Wheat Liberty Bell | Goessel Museum

See double-size replica of the Liberty Bell made of wheat straw 

Threshing machine

1934 Farm Truck

From this . . .

to this . . .

to this and on . . .

New donation

 - a Model T tractor

It looks pretty rough now and is not yet on display.

One bottom horse drawn Sulky Plow

Sulky one bottom plow | Goessel Museum
Sulky plow in use at a past Threshing Days | Goessel Museum
Drawing of a sulky plow | Goessel Museum
Model T tractor | Goessel Museum
Ad for Model T tractor | Goessel Museum
Ad for Model T tractor | Goessel Museum

A donation of Kansas State Ag. Yearbooks and United Sates Ag. Yearbooks. Starting from 1877. 

Available for rescearch and located in Immigrant House

Kansas State Ag. Yearbooks & United States Ag. Yearbooks

To read other accounts of rural Mennonite farm life go to these pages ; 

Imigrant House replica | Goessel Museum
Turkey Red Wheat Palace | Goessel Museum
Schroeder Barn | Goessel Museum
Friesen House | Goessel Museum
Krause House | Goessel Museum
Goessel State Bank | Goessel Museum
South Bloomfield School | Goessel Museum
1906 Prep School | Goesel Museum | Mennonite Museum

Each of the 8 buildings tells a different story.

Goessel State Bank | Goessel Museum
South Bloomfield School | Goessel Museum
1906 Prep School | Goesel Museum | Mennonite Museum

All kinds of antique equipment outdoors, around the grounds.

Two bottom plow | Goessel Museum
Sulke plow | Goessel Museum
Hay mower | Goessel Museum

Each of the 8 buildings tells a different story.

Imigrant House replica | Goessel Museum