At this interesting step back in time you will experience what it was like to live and be a farmer in the 19th century. Loockerman Landing re-creates this rural village and has demonstrations, music and games. There are constantly changing exhibit which explore changing technologies and the connection between the land and its people.
Life in the 1800’s was difficult at best for the growing, harvesting, processing and distributing of the nations food. This inspired engineers to use their talents to invent a wide variety of labor saving devices. The development of these devices moved the agricultural world from man powered hay rakes and horse powered threshers to the water powered grist and saw mills to the steam powered tractors and gas engine crop dusters.
Also, during this time, the first US patented ice cream freezer was developed in 1848, evaporated milk and a method for drying milk was discovered in the 1850’s and the glass milk bottle in 1878. You can see all these things at the museum.