Our collections illustrate vast amounts of information about life on the prairie. If you're interested in bringing your family to explore the roots of your ancestors, check out our Hours and Daily Rates.
The museum holds authentic horse-drawn buggies and rare Indian, Marsh
& Metz, American and Harley Davidson motorcycles, some dating from
1908. Also displayed are vintage automobiles include 1908 Black, 1908
Brush, 1910 Buick, several Model T's and a 1909 Avery truck, one of
three known to exist.
Other unique, rare, exquisitely preserved and restored examples of early transportation include:
1927 Lincoln-Page biplane
11 autos and trucks dating from 1908
10 motorcycles dating from 1908
Buggies & sleighs
License plate display
The museum houses many agricultural items, including:
Several old tractors including a rare one-cylinder engine
Extensive tool collection
The Heritage Hall Museum includes a number of restored buildings that were important or typical in the local history.
Ludwig Deckert Pioneer Home
Diamond Valley School
Bethel Mennonite Church
Johannesthal Reformed Church
1879 Pioneer Home
Ludwig Deckert built this home in 1879. The lumber was hauled by oxen
and wagon from Yankton, 34 miles to the south. The house was moved to
the museum site and restored in 1979. Many household items are original
furnishings. A unique feature of this interesting home is the Russian
oven and heating system built in the center of the house.