Indian Head Museum Reviews
fantastic small town museum Aug 26, 2014
For a small town museum, this place is packed with antiques! I've been here three times and I still find things I missed the last time I was through!!
The main building is the town's old fire hall, built in 1907. It has two floors and still has the old fire pole! On the main floor there are all kinds of household items, office itens, sports memorabilia, hospital supplies and pictures/articles on the town. Upstairs, rooms filled with musical instruments, sewing aids, clothing, bedding, bathtubs/washbasins, books, desks, etc. The back of the main building has toys, farm antiques and a separate room dedicated to Girl Guides and Scouts.
Outside, behind the fire hall are six more buildings to explore: a military building, a country garage, a carpenter/blacksmith shop, a transportation building, a cottage and a school.
The Jubilee School was fabulous! It was a complete replica of a one room school house from the olden days...desks, books, maps, piano and all! It was actually built in 1926 and used as a school until 1955. For those who graduated from the high school in town, class photos dating all the way back to the 50s are on display!
And don't be fooled by the cottage that sits in the middle of the yard, the Bell Barn Cottage. It doesn't look like much, but it was the last remaining cottage built, and used by, the hired help on the Bell Farm in the 1880's. The cottage has been restored and furnished with period household items.
The last things I looked at in the yard were the Red River Carts and some old farm machinery. It was hard to imagine settlers moving out west with these carts all packed up in search of a better life...and their free 160 acres!
This museum is a must see if you are passing through Indian Head. It will only cost you a toonie and you will NOT regret it!
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