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WIBAUX MUSEUM

The Wibaux Museum is located in the peaceful village of Wibaux, Montana USA (formerly Mingusville). Wibaux lies in the heart of the Badlands of the Northern Plains, and was a center of commerce during the Cattle Boom of the late 19th century. Museum displays are housed in several buildings located on and around the town home and office built by Pierre Wibaux and Henry Boice in 1892. The Pierre Wibaux House & Office contains period furniture and office equipment, photographs, and quilts. The grounds, nicknamed "The Park" by early area residents, contain beautiful grotto's and gardens. The Montana Centennial Train Car was part of Montana's exhibit to the 1964 New York Worlds Fair. It houses many artifacts and photographs. Among the artifacts are stone grave markers of a group of white men and women who were in the area much before the Lewis and Clark expedition. Nobody has been able to determine where these people came from or where they went from this area. The train car also houses natural history items. The Old Wibaux Barber Shop has been moved from Wibaux's main street to the Museum Complex. It houses what is said to be the first indoor plumbing in the State of Montana, as well as numerous other displays and artifacts. The Drake Livery Stable is a recreation of one of Wibaux's earliest businesses. In the stable one will find foundry equipment, the machines from Wibaux's cobbler shop, and some beautifully restored early farm machines. The farm equipment display includes a 1925 Rumly Oil Pull tractor that is still used in local parades. Just a short distance from the Museum complex visitors can explore the Wibaux Historic District, see the stunning Saint Peters Church, or visit the Pierre Wibaux Statue.







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