THE BARN MUSEUM

 

Built by members of the Society in 2005 and then expanded in 2017, the Barn Museum houses artifacts reflecting Elma's agricultural and business history.  Elma was and still is a farming community, and the Barn Museum honors that agricultural history with its mix of artifacts.

 

Here's a small sample of what the Barn Museum offers: a rare Elma-made carriage from the Jerge Blacksmith Shop; poultry-raising equipment (such as a rare wooden incubator) made by Buffalo-base Cyphers Incubator Company (which had a 50-acre Research Farm on Bowen Road); old Post Office equipment; a Wiard one-horse plow made in Batavia; unique hand tools of every sort; an 1880-era Fire Bell from Springbrook Fire Department; a high-wheeled bicycle; haying machinery & tools; and so much more. See photos for examples

 

Please view the photo slideshow below which shows the interior of the main section of the Barn Museum. To view the slideshow manually, click on the image, then arrow right & left.

 

Inside The Barn Museum: a wooden incubator heated with kerosene built by the Cyphers Incubator Company of Buffalo, NY.

 

Inside The Barn Museum: horse-drawn carriage built in the Jerge Blacksmith Shop on Bowen Road in Elma. This was the type of vehicle which took the family to church on Sunday.