The corn dryer was donated by Dave Osheim and was used by his ancestors on their family farm just south of Story City. The barn that was located on this farm was sold and dismantled last August and taken to Texas. Extra pieces of wood from the barn were donated to the historical society, which allowed us to create this unique exhibit.
The model barn was built by Theroy Wierson, Dave's great uncle. It is modeled after the design of the original barn on the family farm. The real barn was built by Thor Ericson in 1870. Theroy was Thor's grandson.