The Spruce Grove Museum is designated by the Spruce Grove and District Agricultural Heritage Society to collect, maintain, store and display items that relate to the history of Spruce Grove and the surrounding district. The purpose of the collection is to show the history and development of Spruce Grove through items that reflect the local way of life. Artifacts are displayed in the Museum, Machinery Row, Red Barn and the Grain Elevator. New donations that show the history of agriculture are always welcome. Due to limited space, all donations will be review by a committee of volunteers before being accepted and displayed. The Museum is open daily from May through September.
Below are some of our artifacts displayed in the museum and machinery displayed in Machinery Row. Be sure to come out and see the amazing historical items and equipment we have to display. Of course, do not forget the tour of the grain elevator!
All questions related to the Historic Site can be directed to email@example.com or by calling the office at (780) 960-4600.
Grain is added to the top of the machine. The hand wheel is turned causing the grain to separate from the weed seeds. The machine shakes the seeds through sieves and the weed seeds are smaller than the grain allowing them to fall into the bottom of the cleaner. We have 3 Emerson Kickers and other types of seed cleaners displayed in Machinery Row.
Wood Heated Stove
Roasting Pan, Sad Iron, Enamel Cooking Pot
Most homes had this type of stove in the early 1900s fueled by wood which had to be cut and split by the family. On the right side of the stove is a reservoir for water that could be heated while the stove was operating. Families could cook on top of the stove or in the oven (the center with the temperature gauge). The left side is where the ashes were collected. This compartment needed to be cleaned regularly. On the floor in the bottom right is the Fire Extinguisher kept close by in case of a fire.
Pot Belly Stove
This wood fueld heater was used to heat sitting rooms and other areas of the home.
Donated by an early pioneer from the area, this grandfather clock comes with two keys - one is for the operation of the clock and the other is to wind the pendulum. Movement of the pendulum keeps the clock operating. Inside the clock are the receipts from the jewelers when the clock was repaired and maintained.
Horse Drawn Wagon from early 1900s
These wagons were used for family activities. The box can be removed and placed on sleigh runners to be used in the winter months. This wagon has always been stored indoors and is in excellent shape.
This toaster is about 8" high. It is electric so can be plugged in. People would place the bread in either side and the center element would toast the bread. The toaster doesn't pop like they do today, so you had to watch for your toast to be ready.
Cream would be added to the barrel and the foot pedal would rotate the churn. After continuous movement, the cream would turn into butter.