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Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture

Huntley Montana

Listing Type: Museum
City: Huntley Montana
Region: Southeast Montana

The Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture is a Homestead Museum containing over 5,000 homestead items from the 1880s to the 1940s. Artifacts displayed include homestead items, farm machinery, and early day canal building machines.

The Huntley project (irrigation) is the second oldest US Bureau of Reclamation project (opened June 22nd 1907) in the United States; 35,000 acres and 8 town sites surveyed, of which 4 remain. The display at Osborn Park includes 18 homestead buildings from the 1907 Huntley Project homestead era, the largest collection (in area) of horse drawn machinery, the largest display of early sugar beet machines, corn, grain and 20 different models of hay mowers (horse). Other displays include a tar paper shack, school houses, early day doctors office complete with doctors tools, bank, and a horse barn made with sawed cotton wood. 'A thousand smiles and a million memories await you'.

The museum archives photographs and diaries of the homestead families, as well as newspapers and other material from the early 1900s. The museum also holds records of the Demonstration Farm and Experiment Station adjacent to the museum. Bureau of Reclamation records can also be found here along with copies of original land patents.

Directions: The Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture is located at the MSU Southern Agriculture Research Center, three miles east of Huntley on Montana Highway 312, between Billings and Pompeys Pillar

Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture
770 Highway 312, Huntley, MT 59037

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  • Antiques
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  • Handicapped Accessible

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