This museum's displays chronicle the history of the Big Sandy area. It is housed in the old Burlington Northern Dept. When you first enter the old B.N. waiting room, your first impression is that there is little more to see. Even entering the old freight room area, you still wonder what there is to see here. It is the newer portion of the building that houses the bulk of the display area.
Walking into this section you feel you just entered a secret tomb filled with buried treasure. A 40 foot mural by Vernon The Boy depicts a scene from a Native American encampment. There is a turn-of-the-century schoolhouse, a homestead shack, a general store. The store is well stocked with day-to-day items such as foot warmers and charcoal burning irons. Antique boxes of Corn Flakes sit with early toasters.
A “stone boat” is displayed along with numerous mannequins in period dress. A trappers cabin and a “McClellan Saddle” are also on display. A crank style telephone hangs just a few feet from a cylinder record player. Standing in the corner is a horse and buggy complete with fringe and life-size horse.
Location: Just west of Hwy. 287 near the center of Big Sandy