The museum was dedicated
in 1974 in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the arrival
of Mennonites who in 1874 migrated from Russia to what is now
the Goessel area. It is a tribute to these people, who
brought with them precious kernels of Turkey Red wheat, and to
others who helped make Kansas the breadbasket of the world.
museum complex includes eight buildings which visitors may visit
on a self-guided tour. The Immigrant House and Turkey Red
Wheat Palace were built on site. The other six structures
, five of which are move than 100 years old, were moved from
various places in the area to the museum grounds for
preservation and restoration.