The military room displays items from the current wars, including equipment, uniforms and guns.
The doctor’s office presents medical items used around the 1950s.
The dressmaker’s shop is indicative of most small communities in which the lady of the house neither had time or expertise to sew her own wardrobe or a place to go to shop.
We all remember the dentist’s office before new technology. Note the foot-powered drill wheel.
Hats & Toys
A collection of hats and toys, both designed to keep the users happy.
History defined by graduates of time past. This collection goes back to the very first graduating class of Inman High School.
The music room contains various means of musical entertainment enjoyed by Inman residents.
Wiley’s Recreation was a popular place for casual entertainment of Inman residents--if you were old enough. Billiards, card playing, drinks and socialization were the drawing elements.
The mill display shows the importance and presence of the milling industry in Inman.
Inman Sam was recognized as the unofficial mayor of Inman, even though he was a beautiful black cat. He had the run of the town and businesses. His tombstone is in Century Park next to the bank.
“Harvesting capital of the world” was the title given the Inman area. This room features the importance of grain and the usual tools needed in the early years. Note the goat-operated butter churn.
1930s Filling Station
An early 1930s gas station and repair garage was an important business for the early car industry. This one is a White Eagle station that was located in Inman.
Rock Island Depot
July 4, 1878, is the birthday of Inman and the grand opening of its Rock Island train depot. The depot is restored and fully functional, and contains Rock Island paraphernalia.
A 1957 Rock Island caboose is an example of one you will never see on railroad tracks again. Fully restored, it was the brakeman’s home away from home.
The amazing talents of early Inman residents is shown in these wonderful handmade models of farm equipment. Several would actually work if the grain was small enough.