Double Corn Crib (1860)

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This log structure is one half of a double corn crib from the Millard farm.  The other half is now part of the Country Store.  The structure originally had no chinking between the logs so circulating air would keep the corn dry while stored there.  Corn was an important staple of the economy. 

 

The crib now displays a wide variety of early woodworking tools - - many of them handmade.  This is one of our living history locations, where you might get to see the tools in use! Millard's Crossing has constructed an addition to the corn crib that holds a blacksmith's forge.  This is also a living history site, where you might find someone working red hot metal into necessary objects that pioneers required. Check our Facebook page for updates on demonstrations