Introducing the Newest Momence Museum

The vintage farm equipment on display
pays tribute to more than 150 years of Momence farming.
Plan to visit soon - Free Admission!
Open Fridays and Saturdays from 10am - 4pm

Aerial view of Schoeffner farm
1940's farm house living room

1940's Farm House

The Museum showcases a re-creation of four rooms of the 1940's farm house where Earl grew up, including the living room, kitchen, dining room, and bedroom.

1950's Massey-Harris tractor

1950's Massey-Harris Tractor

One of the highlights of the museum, this Model 44 - 1951 tractor was built between 1950 and 1955. It has 41.36 Drawbar H.P. and 47.04 Belt H.P. For perspective, today's consumer lawn tractors have 20-25 H.P.

Farm Tools

The Museum is loaded with displays of old farm tools, from primitive to the 1940's era. Come visit and take a look at a glimpse of farm life from days gone by.

toy tractor

Toy Tractor Collection

The Schoeffner Farm Museum contains a collection of Earl's toy tractors, as well as school projects and awards from his childhood days.

Featured Museum Pieces

Farm Wagon

Did you know that rubber tires are listed as one of the top 10 agricultural inventions? Harvey Firestone, founder of The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company and Firestone retail stores, first offered rubber, air-filled tires in 1932. Since little Earl wanted them on his toy tractor, it is quite fitting they are prominantly on display on this life size John Deere farm wagon at the Momence Farm Museum!

 

Sleigh

Sleigh in use

This Albany Sleigh, built in the 19th century, was the most expensive and sporty design available. Found in a barn in Coopersville, MI, this 140 year old sleigh is in totally original condition. The upholstery pattern, gold pinstriping, and twin decorative eagle heads may still be seen. The sleigh interior is complete with a Clark #6 charcoal footwarmer and a vintage sleigh blanket.

Come see our newest feature - a 1963 Fordson Super Dexta Tractor

The Super Dexta was the last tractor to carry the Fordson name. Introduced in England in April of 1962, the small utility tractor quickly found its place in agriculture. Although its three-cylinder diesel engine developed only 32 horsepower, the Fordson could accomplish many farm tasks including mowing, raking, and bailing hay, loading grain, drilling post holes, pounding posts, and pulling manure spreaders. Called by many farmers "the nice little tractor", the Super Dexta steered easily and was fun to drive. In the 1960's, it was said, that on most farms, the tractor was used so much that it "never cooled off."

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