After visiting the internment camp, Vicki and I continued into the town of Powell to visit the Homesteader Museum, which has free admission. A good chunk of it was closed because they had just opened for the season, but there was plenty to explore, and the price was right!
We both loved the lilac bushes outside. They are my favourite flower.
The main part of the museum is this big room with lots of treasures in it!
We were greeted by a museum worker who gave us a very good introduction to the history and geography of the area, including how this was basically a desert until irrigation made the land arable. Then, Vicki and I started poking around the exhibits. There were tons of interesting things and I only took a few pictures.
I had a very similar typewriter back in the day.
I was fascinated by the adding machines on display.
Here’s an older one.
And this is a full-on calculator!
This was the play table. I had fun playing with the typewriter.
This is the smallest typewriter I’ve ever seen!
A 1940s homesteader’s two-room cabin.
This cabin is 30 years older than the log one!
It had a closet!
Read the last paragraph on this one. Vicki and I had a chuckle.
The wallpaper was lovely.
Vicki had never been in a caboose before.
We loved this intricately carved clock…
And umbrella stand and chair and…
One of the exhibits they are working on is a blacksmith’s shop, so there will be lots more to see as the season moves on!