Marion County Preparatory School, Goessel, KS Mennonite Heritage Museum Goessel, KS

Turkey Red Wheat Palace


Mennonite Heritage Museum • Goessel, Kansas

Threshing Stone, Mennonite Heritage Museum, Goessel, KS         The Turkey Red Wheat Palace is a tribute to the farmers who introduced and developed the wheat industry in Kansas. The Mennonites who settled in Kansas brought with them seeds of Turkey Red Wheat, a hard winter wheat, which proved to be productive and eventually developed Kansas into the "Bread Basket of the World". The Wheat Palace features a blacksmith shop, farm machinery and tools relevant to the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Threshing Stone, Mennonite Heritage Museum, Goessel, KS         The Wheat Bell, a full scale replica of the Liberty Bell made from Turkey Red Wheat, is located in the Wheat Palace. The Bell was made in 1976 at the request of the Smithsonian Institution.

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