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The Wanham Grizzly Bear Prairie Museum focuses on the pioneer history of Wanham and area, with a particular emphasis on the agricultural side of that history.

1924 Log House

1924 Log HouseThe heart of the museum is a piece of history itself: a fully restored and furnished 1924 two-storey log house. The house was originally built by a man named Walter Francis as a home for him and his wife, and featured the first fireplace for a home in the area. Today, the house contains historic furnishings of the period, as well as letters from Francis to his wife, then his fiancée, who was in Ireland during their engagement while the home was being constructed.

Historic Buildings Collection1928 Livery Barn

Along with the log house, other historic buildings are on site to help trace the history of the town. A restored 1928 livery barn is on site, along with a 1934 First Presbyterian church, and several other historic structures including a railway station building, a fire tower, and a sawmill.

Antique Agricultural Artifacts Display

Historic Farming ImplementsThe importance of the agricultural industry on Wanham and the surrounding district is also represented by a large and prominent display of historic farming implements. Antique tractors and plows and pioneer farm equipment can be found on the grounds throughout the site. 





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