More than 65 years ago an agriculture teacher at Northwest with the unlikely name of Frank Horsfall Jr. began asking his neighbors and friends for old farm tools.
Items on display include collections of wrenches, horseshoes, butter churns and branding irons along with tools used by coopers (barrel makers), farriers (blacksmiths) and cobblers.
Patton said the oldest items on display are an oxen yoke made in 1799 and a corn cob discovered in a pueblo ruin dating from A.D. 1100.
For more information about the museum, or to donate an artifact, call the Department of Agriculture at (660) 562-1155 (ext. 1155).