The Heritage Barn

Prairie Trails Museum

The Heritage Barn was built in 2002 to hold the extensive collection of early farm equipment. There are displays of numerous horse drawn farm artifacts and tools used by early settlers.


The collection includes a steam engine and wooden threshing machine exhibit inside the barn and a steam engine and metal thresher outside the barn. The interactive area of the barn is fun for children.



The first Pioneer Festival was held on Oct 5, 2002 with demonstrations of almost forgotten crafts: rope making, butter churning, corn shelling, wood carving, etc. This has continued as an annual event on the first Saturday in October each year.


The Machine Shed

The cabin was built by Lewis Miles in 1853, and was one of the first cabins in Corydon. The cabin was moved into place in 2013 and the machine shed was erected around the cabin in 2014.

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