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Goessel State Bank | Goessel Museum
Schroeder Barn | Goessel Museum
Friesen House | Goessel Museum
Krause House | Goessel Museum
South Bloomfield School | Goessel Museum
1906 Prep School | Goessel Museum
Imigrant House replica | Goessel Museum

Each of the 8 buildings tells a different story.

Turkey Red Wheat Palace

THE SEED CHEST THAT

CARRIED THE FUTURE

Judy Camp, a direct descendant of Bernard Warkentin

History Channel film crew came to the Turkey Red Wheat Palace Dec. 1, 2016 to shot footage for an upcoming four part series on immigration to the United States.  The four person crew from Nutopia Inc. (based in London, England), 

Judy Camp ( great-great- granddaughter of Bernard Warkentine. The man that was a driving force in bringing Turkey Red, the hard red winter wheat to Kansas.

Turkey Red Wheat Palace | Goessel Museum
Turkey Red Wheat Palace | Goessel Museum

Original building (left) and new addition (right). Foreground-display of horse drawn farm equipment.

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

The Turkey Red Wheat Palace is a tribute to the farmers who introduced and developed the wheat industry in Kansas.  The Mennonites who settled in Kansas brought with them seeds of Turkey Red Wheat, a hard red winter wheat variety, that proved to be productive and eventually helped to develop Kansas into the "Bread Basket of the Nation".

The new addition doubled the Museum's ability to display the ever increasing amount of agricultural artifacts.  Built in 2011 and it was dedicated in 2012.

Generious donations received from Museum supporters make this possible.

Turkey Red Wheat straw was used to fashion this Liberty Wheat Bell (double-size replica of origional) in '75 and '76 by local area residents.  Displayed from '76 to '78 at the Smithsonian Institution U.S. Bicentennial exhibit, Washington D.C.

This cook shack was once an integral part of a threshing crew's life.  Harvest crews worked hard and substantial food kept them going. 

Threshing Stone | Goessel Museim
J. F. Deck Blacksmith Shop | Goessel Museum

Blacksmith shop

Old farm tools | Goessel Museum
 Liberty Wheat Bell | Goessel Musuem

One of several tool display cases in Wheat Palace

Threshing crew cook shack | Goessel Museum
Wooden trunk made in Russia | Goessel Museum
Framed print of THRESHER by Franz Jantzen | Goessel Musuem

THRESHER by assemblage artist Franz Jantzen

Proof print donated by the artist.

 Threshing Machine | Goessel Museum
1929 Model A Ford Fire Truck | Goessel Museum

1929 Model A Fire Engine

Goessel's first fire engine

Kornelius Voth wooden trunk from Russia | Goessel Museum

One of the several wooden trunks (at the Museum) that brought tools and Turkey Red Wheat grain to Kansas.

Imigrant House replica | 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 | Goessel Museum

Each of the 8 buildings tells a different story.

2014-2019 Mennonite Heritage

and Agricultural Museum

Created by Fern Bartel nee Schmidt

 

Threshing crew cook shack | Goessel Museum

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