The Barn

The Garrison House barn is filled with an extensive display of old tools, farm implements, and many other items too numerous to mention here.

The collection features wooden pitchforks, shovels, long-handled pitchforks, flails, plows, winnowing baskets, scythes, a cradle scythe, a cabbage chopper, a cheese press, a corn sheller, cider press, and ice cutting tools which were used to "harvest" ice from frozen ponds so it could be stored for summer use.

Also on exhibit in the barn is a collection of special horseshoes which were used in winter so the horse could walk on ice.

To fully appreciate the barn and its collections, plan to visit the Garrison House and learn how the equipment was used.


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