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.


To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, The Earl Schoeffner Farm Museum has closed and will remain closed through the end of March. We will follow national guidelines for good public health practices and keep you informed. We are hoping that our community remains healthy and happy!

 

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.

Featured Special Exhibit
22' x 8' Diorama by Earl Schoeffner and Bill Munyon

Diorama

Special Window Displays for Spring 2020
Early Farming in Momence

North window Spring 2020 West window Spring 2020

 

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