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The Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving, interpreting, and sharing the human history of the geographic area known as the Huntley Project, with an emphasis on the homesteading era, and of the human, technological, and natural history of irrigated agriculture in the northern Great Plains. The Museum carries out its mission through such activities as collection, preservation, interpretation, exhibition, demonstration, research, publishing, and education programming. The museum seeks to involve the local community, especially its children, as well as all those interested in the history of the area and/or irrigated agriculture. Through education, experience, and fun, the museum strives to increase understanding of the rural environment and agricultural life.
The Huntley Project Museum of Irrigated Agriculture tells the unique story of the homesteader who transformed this valley from prairie desert to lush farmland. The display at Osborn Park (10.4 acres) part of the old Osborn townsite includes 18 homestead buildings, from the Huntley Irrigation Project (1907) era. A tar paper shack (reproduction), 2 school houses, doctor's office, bank, homestead houses, woodshop, a homestead complex: house, granary, garage, chicken coop, corncrib, and barn, railroad "round house" tool building from the 1880s/1890s and the Museum Center. The site also has Southern Montana's largest collection of horse drawn machinery, early sugar beet machines, and corn, grain and hay mowers.
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