Farmstead Barn Museum
The barn is filled with artifacts that you would find on the farm 50 to 100 years ago. This includes tools to work on animals, milking equipment, horse harnesses, wrenches and shop tools, wind generators, barbwire collection, wooden water pipe, unidentified tool contest, and even a 600’ continuous handmade wooden chain.
The barn was built in 1888 by the Core brothers and was originally located on the property now owned by the Chrysler dealership. The building was used to house animals, particularly cows and horses. The east side covered area was a machine shed for storage of farm implements. The hay loft held tons of hay for winter use to feed the cows and horses. Note the stanchions for cows and the stalls and mangers for horses.
Heritage Park of North Iowa
For individuals and families in the extended Forest City, Iowa area who enjoy learning about history and appreciate an opportunity for hands-on experiences, Heritage Park of North Iowa provides high-quality historical collections, rare displays, diverse exhibits and active demonstrations. For anyone interested in an entertainment or gathering venue, Heritage Park provides a well-maintained and attractive setting to accommodate small and very large crowds.