The Museum’s collection features over 20,000 artifacts from the 1800s to the present day. One of the earliest artifacts owned by the museum, a desk used by town founder William Phillips, is currently on display in the newly renovated gallery. Artifacts from recent history include lava lamps, crock pots and Army issued clothing used during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Artifacts found in the collection range from agriculture implements to personal clothing from many different historical periods. The museum’s collection includes quilts, medical equipment, toys and games, sewing machines and kitchen appliances. The archival collection houses paper based or two-dimensional artifacts such as books, bibles, certificates, maps and photographs.