For further information contact us at: 320-274-8489, e-mail or fax 320-274-9612.

Every early town had a blacksmith and a harness and buggy shop.  Before the days of the automobile, the horse was the major means of transportation, so harnesses and tack.  The fringed harness, called a fly net, was thrown over the horse's back and kept flies from alighting.  The screen muzzles were used to prevent the horse from nibbling the grasses and grains while working.

Also on view is an old cutter -- a one horse open sleigh complete with jingle bells!  On it is a horse blanket which would have been appreciated for repairing leather and sharpening saws.  

The harness maker also could make shoes.  The same shoe last (the black iron shoes forms on the wall) was used to make both the right and left shoe.  Boys and Girls wore the same style of shoes.  Farm children often wore shoes only in the winter in order to preserve the leather.

20) Harness & Buggy Shop
Spring/Summer 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Winter Office Hours Vary
Call for information 320-274-8489 or
Memorial Weekend through 
October 31
Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Call office during week for weekend availability

Adults: $6
Senior Citizens (60 and over): $5
Students (6-16 yrs.): $3.00
Children 5 yrs and under: Free
Children are to accompanied
by an adult at all times.
Sorry we cannot accept credit cards.

Event admission may vary from General Admission, see individual event for admission prices.

Tour takes up to 
approximately 2 hours.
Last admission 2:00 pm
Gate closes at 4:00 pm

Open to the public. visitors welcome
6:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.   
A guest speaker or a presentation will be featured.