Paulson's Agriculture Museum of Argyle

Paulson's Agriculture Museum of Argyle Located in historic Argyle, IL. Home to the largest collection of farm equipment and antiquities. Come experience yesteryear's farm life. Rent or tour.
Paulson's Agriculture Museum is a Not-for-Profit chartered museum setup with the mission of educating future generations on the impact farming has had and does have in feeding society. To keep its Past alive in our vast collection of privately donated relics and farm tools and machines, we display and teach history of this area, its roots in Farming and Farming in general.

This page is the OFFICIAL PAGE for Paulson's Agriculture Museum. It is setup by the Board of Directors. This OFFICIAL PAGE is designed and administered by the Secretary of the Board. 2015.

Mission: To Educate visitors about the region's farming beginnings and teach the imimporantce of remembering history, the evolution of machination in farming and feeding the world... through our expansive historical collections on display

Come take a tour.  The museum is a great tourist stop.
05/29/2016

Come take a tour. The museum is a great tourist stop.

Grill season is here!  With all this great weather, just a reminder that the museum is available as a Unique Event Venue...
05/22/2016

Grill season is here! With all this great weather, just a reminder that the museum is available as a Unique Event Venue for your private or business gathering. Enjoy our large indoor facility, with lots of tables and chairs. Or pop our large side door and enjoy the Unique indoor/outdoor capabilities of a shelter. Our grounds are spacious with plenty of parking. Call now to reserve a date for your company picnic, family or class reunion, Birthday or Graduation party, or Club Dinner meeting place. Call 815-885-3846 to please leave us a message. Use our gas grill or bring your own. Cater in or cookout!

05/07/2016
1947 Case SC Tractor- First Startup in 25 years!!

You're going to want to turn your sound all the way up for this one.... Thanks to Mrs. Ann Pollnow Oswald, who just donated 2 "New" Old tractors from her family farm to Paulson's Agriculture Museum. The tractors have a new home.... and our Board member and Tractor Dept. Director Bob Nellans has a new toy!

J.I. Case bought Rockford's-own Emerson Brantingham farm equipment line and went on to manufacture this 1947 Case SC tractor. Bob's video shows it's first startup in 25 years!

Bob shared, "We changed the oil, charged the battery, cleaned and gaped the plugs, also had to change the condenser. Notice that the oil pressure is almost 30 pounds and the generator is charging..."

This tractor is loud and alive and full of character proving Farming's rich Past is alive and well at Paulson's Agriculture Museum. Come see it for yourself! Call 815-885-3846, to setup your tour.

Timeline Photos
05/07/2016

Timeline Photos

03/31/2016

Thank you to Louise for arranging the bus tour of Badger Gas & Steam Engine Club and friends' trip to our Agriculture Museum yesterday!. Thanks to all of you for showing an interest in seeing our Historical Agriculture collections, and having the spirit for "Road Tripping". Badger Steam & Gas Engine Club please stop back anytime.

03/02/2016

LOTS of SPRING CLEANING out at the Museum this week! Clearing out scrap and junk—making more room for new collections and progress. We are OPEN, READY FOR RENTING and READY TO GIVE TOURS. So much great stuff to look at, tours given by knowledgeable tour guides.

This Not-For-Profit, Volunteer-Board-Steered Museum is FULL SPEED AHEAD INTO 2016. The Board's vision is BRIGHTER every day. Which is why PAULSON'S MUSEUM needs to pick up some MOMENTUM this year for a STRONGER FUTURE. We are currently looking for people interested in JOINING OUR TEAM, whether it be joining our Board, becoming a member, making a donation or just volunteering to help with a project. We welcome your support! Come see us! Call us at 815-885-3846.

02/20/2016

Spring is just around the corner. Looking forward to our 2016 Tour Season at Paulson's Agriculture Museum. Call to reserve your date for a picnic or reunion this summer.

Farmers are always tuned into the daily market reports. This looks like a beautiful wedding trend for 2016!   We've had ...
02/01/2016
Terapeak

Farmers are always tuned into the daily market reports. This looks like a beautiful wedding trend for 2016! We've had some beautiful events here at Paulson's Agriculture Museum and we are available to rent year round. Remember Paulson's Agriculture Museum for your upcoming wedding or reception. Call us to reserve a date for yours. Come check us out.
815-885-3846.

People love to marry in the spring, so it stands to reason that the late winter and early spring months are peak times for wedding sales on #eBay. What's hot this year, how long does the sales peak hold up, and what's the size of the market? We took a look.

http://ow.ly/XHkDK

Interesting consumer awareness article.
01/27/2016
Angelic Organics

Interesting consumer awareness article.

A great article about the difference between CSA farms like Angelic Organics and box schemes.

“If you don’t know your farmer you’re not really in a CSA,” he said. “Box schemes, or subscriptions for weekly baskets of produce, ask little or no commitment whatsoever to the relationship. They are simply a new way of exchanging money for food. They establish no relationship between the consumer and the farm — no community.”

Winter Reminder: that our heated facility is available to rent all year round.  Rent us for a private or company event o...
01/15/2016

Winter Reminder: that our heated facility is available to rent all year round. Rent us for a private or company event or meeting place. Membership and non-membership rates. And it is very reasonable to become a member.

Our own Board of Director and expert in the Tractor Dept., Bob N. is in charge of getting some of our collection working...
01/08/2016

Our own Board of Director and expert in the Tractor Dept., Bob N. is in charge of getting some of our collection working again. Here he is driving the Silver King. It's a beauty.

12/31/2015

Woody's Auction tomorrow, New Year's Day, at Paulson's Museum in Argyle. Lots of great deals. Stop out and see!

The blacksmith tries to keep the temperature around 1400 Fahrenheit and hotter for tool steel. Blacksmithing revolutioni...
12/12/2015
Blacksmithing for Beginners | The Art of Manliness

The blacksmith tries to keep the temperature around 1400 Fahrenheit and hotter for tool steel. Blacksmithing revolutionized early farming.

Learn the very basics of blacksmithing to help get you started.

Rustic Christmas display...
12/09/2015

Rustic Christmas display...

If you haven't had a chance to stop out to Village Green on Riverside, this is our John Deere as part of a Christmas dis...
12/09/2015

If you haven't had a chance to stop out to Village Green on Riverside, this is our John Deere as part of a Christmas display.

Come rent us for your private Christmas events. Dates available. Give us a call.
12/09/2015

Come rent us for your private Christmas events. Dates available. Give us a call.

Our facility is heated and ready for you to rent for your family or work Christmas party. Setup with your decorations. C...
11/27/2015

Our facility is heated and ready for you to rent for your family or work Christmas party. Setup with your decorations. Call now to reserve a date at 815-885-3846.

Stop by Village Green and see our antique tractor there as part of one of their Christmas displays.
11/27/2015

Stop by Village Green and see our antique tractor there as part of one of their Christmas displays.

11/02/2015

If you want to see an antique John Deere Tractor, check ours out at the Village Green on Riverside! It's on loan from Paulson's Agriculture Museum of Argylesto be part of VG's beautiful Christmas display this year. Check out this festive display! It's an opportunity for you to see a sample of what we have out at Paulson's Agriculture Museum. And remember to book our facility if you need a space to throw a Christmas party. Just give us a call—815-885-3846. Our heated facility is available year round to rent for private events.

This is a timeline from the United States Department of Agriculture. Come see our vast display of tools and machinery fr...
10/25/2015

This is a timeline from the United States Department of Agriculture. Come see our vast display of tools and machinery from Agriculture's rich past. Call 815-885-3846 for a tour.

10/16/2015

Thanks to all who attended Paulson's recent fundraisers of the Barndance and the Toy Show. Thank you to all the volunteers, attendees, silent auction donors, food, bake sale and cake walk donor committee, and setup and maintenance crew. And thank you to the vendors that participated at our First Annual toy Show. Booths are $15 each. We hope to double the vendor space by next year. Good fun was had by all! Watch for upcoming events.

Don't forget to stop out and see us tomorrow! $3.00 Admission to the Toy Show. And $7.00 Museum Tours. Lots to see!
10/10/2015

Don't forget to stop out and see us tomorrow! $3.00 Admission to the Toy Show. And $7.00 Museum Tours. Lots to see!

There's still space if you want to be a vendor. Call 815-885-3846 to set it up. This is going to be a fun show. And food by "Relish the Dog". Farm tractors and machinery out on display. And the museum is also open for full tours for $7.00. Hope to see you there!

This Sunday is Paulson's First Toy Show. Food available as well. Don't miss it! And if you want to be a vendor, there's ...
10/08/2015

This Sunday is Paulson's First Toy Show. Food available as well. Don't miss it!
And if you want to be a vendor, there's still some space. Call 885-3846.

There's still space if you want to be a vendor. Call 815-885-3846 to set it up. This is going to be a fun show. And food by "Relish the Dog". Farm tractors and machinery out on display. And the museum is also open for full tours for $7.00. Hope to see you there!

Check out this event! Dance to a Live DJ!  Compete in a Cakewalk and eat cake too! Pulled pork, hamburgers, hotdogs and ...
09/30/2015

Check out this event! Dance to a Live DJ! Compete in a Cakewalk and eat cake too! Pulled pork, hamburgers, hotdogs and much more! Bring a friend and see you there!

There's still space if you want to be a vendor. Call 815-885-3846 to set it up. This is going to be a fun show.  And foo...
09/30/2015

There's still space if you want to be a vendor. Call 815-885-3846 to set it up. This is going to be a fun show. And food by "Relish the Dog". Farm tractors and machinery out on display. And the museum is also open for full tours for $7.00. Hope to see you there!

Keep up in mind for your next event!
09/27/2015

Keep up in mind for your next event!

We have a spacious air conditioned/heated building that is available to rent for your upcoming family party, company picnic, class reunion, or wedding reception. Chairs and tables provided. You can decorate. Call us to reserve or schedule a tour... at 815-885-3846.

Timeline Photos
09/27/2015

Timeline Photos

Come on out and see us at these events! Paulson's Annual Barndance will be a real shindig. Games, prizes and lots of gre...
09/22/2015

Come on out and see us at these events! Paulson's Annual Barndance will be a real shindig. Games, prizes and lots of great food. And don't miss our First Annual Toy Show! Vendors will be selling farm toys, and toys, antiques and lots more. All proceeds go towards keeping Paulson's Agriculture Museum around for our future generations to enjoy. We really need and appreciate your support!

6950 Belvidere Road, Caledonia IL, just north of the Argyle Curve.Call to schedule a tour! Or arrange to rent our Hall f...
09/15/2015

6950 Belvidere Road, Caledonia IL, just north of the Argyle Curve.
Call to schedule a tour! Or arrange to rent our Hall for a private event. Call for rates.

6950 Belvidere Road, Caledonia, IL 61011——Make Paulson's Agriculture Museum your next stop when you're traveling! Take the Exit at West Lane Road/Route 173 from I-90. Tours given by knowledgeable staff. Don't miss out on the fun! There's lots to see from the Farm Life of Yesteryear!

This is a schematic of the type of generator that would have powered windmills on farms back at the turn of the century....
09/15/2015

This is a schematic of the type of generator that would have powered windmills on farms back at the turn of the century. Paulson's has several for you to see including a rare Fairbanks Morse-manufactured windmill motor from 1915 that was owned and operated by a local river farm in what is now Machesney Park.

1940 Hired Hands on the Farm....Many hired hands, or farm laborers migrated across the country looking for jobs on farms...
09/02/2015

1940 Hired Hands on the Farm....Many hired hands, or farm laborers migrated across the country looking for jobs on farms. They provided valuable labor to the productivity of the farm. Usually a farmer and his wife fed these workers in addition to their regular pay, and they sat with the family at the supper table.

Paulson's Agriculture Museum of Argyle's cover photo
08/25/2015

Paulson's Agriculture Museum of Argyle's cover photo

Timeline Photos
08/25/2015

Timeline Photos

Untitled Album
08/25/2015

Untitled Album

6950 Belvidere Road, Caledonia, IL 61011——Make Paulson's Agriculture Museum your next stop when you're tra...
08/24/2015

6950 Belvidere Road, Caledonia, IL 61011——Make Paulson's Agriculture Museum your next stop when you're traveling! Take the Exit at West Lane Road/Route 173 from I-90. Tours given by knowledgeable staff. Don't miss out on the fun! There's lots to see from the Farm Life of Yesteryear!

We have a spacious air conditioned/heated building that is available to rent for your upcoming family party, company pic...
08/24/2015

We have a spacious air conditioned/heated building that is available to rent for your upcoming family party, company picnic, class reunion, or wedding reception. Chairs and tables provided. You can decorate. Call us to reserve or schedule a tour... at 815-885-3846.

We have the largest and most varied collection of implement seats in the country! Come see it all at Paulson's Agricultu...
08/24/2015

We have the largest and most varied collection of implement seats in the country! Come see it all at Paulson's Agriculture Museum.

Farm Life, circa 1913... was hard work.  Come see historical farm relics, and antique farm tools, equipment and machiner...
08/24/2015

Farm Life, circa 1913... was hard work. Come see historical farm relics, and antique farm tools, equipment and machinery.

Paulson's Agriculture Museum is located in historic Scottish Argyle, in Caledonia, IL. Don't miss our upcoming events!
08/24/2015

Paulson's Agriculture Museum is located in historic Scottish Argyle, in Caledonia, IL. Don't miss our upcoming events!

Call 815-885-3846 for a tour or to rent our Events Building.
08/24/2015

Call 815-885-3846 for a tour or to rent our Events Building.

Paulson's Agriculture Museum of Argyle's cover photo
08/24/2015

Paulson's Agriculture Museum of Argyle's cover photo

Paulson's Agriculture Museum of Argyle
08/24/2015

Paulson's Agriculture Museum of Argyle

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6950 Belvidere Rd
Caledonia, IL
61011

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TOUR HOURS: Mondays 10am-2pm, all other days available by Appointment Only. And call for rentals: 815-885-3846

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