Permanent Exhibits

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To tell the story of early immigrants and their American descendants, the Museum has moved or reproduced examples of traditional rural buildings from England, Germany, Ireland, West Africa, and America.

The Museum engages the public at these exhibits with a combination of  interpretive signage and living history demonstrations. The outdoor exhibits are located in two separate areas: the Old World and America.

The Old World exhibits show rural life and culture in four homelands of early migrants to the American colonies.

The American exhibits show the life these colonists and their descendants created in the colonial back-country, how this life changed over more than a century, and how life in the United States  today is shaped by its frontier past.


Old World Exhibits

1700s West African Farm

1600s English Farm

1700s Irish Farm

1700s German Farm

1700s Irish Forge


New World – American Frontier Exhibits

1700s American Indian Farm

1700s American Settlement

1820s American Farm

1850s American Farm

Early American Schoolhouse

Mount Tabor Church