1 A pioneer bed, with a straw mattress and rope "springs." The wooden item hanging above the bed was used to tighten the ropes after they stretched.
2 A children's doll house. This is always a hit with the little ones, though it is doubtful that it was an item in a pioneer home.
3 A variety of dolls, which pioneer girls certainly played with.
4 School desks, complete with books and ink wells.
5 The china cabinet in the dining room.
6 Some of the kitchen tools and canning jars in the Museum's collection.
7 More tools that were used in the kitchen.
8 The cast iron and enamel sink was not likely to be a part of a pioneer house, but the pitcher pump surely was.
9 An early "slow cooker" with a soapstone heating "element" and an early electric stove.
10 A cream separator in the front and two early washing machines. On the wall, there are wash boards and clothes plungers.
11 The American Indian display includes shell tools made by the Tequesta Indians who inhabited Southeast Florida until about the 17th century. The artifacts in this display were donated by Barbara Tansey, who is on the Board of Directors of the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida and who, with her husband, runs Everglades Outpost in Florida City. These artifacts came from rescue digs that the ASSF conducted on Native American burial mounds in the Lake Belt District, where rock mining companies are active.
12 Artifacts from the Upper Keys Historical Society.
13 Part of the Museum's collection of artifacts from Henry Flagler's Key West Extension.
14 An early radio in the living room.
15 The spinning wheel in the living room.
16 The melodeon in the living room.
17 An early sewing machine in the dining room.
18 Telegraph keys and photographs of the FEC depot in Homestead, before it was moved to Florida City.
19 The Museum's collection of crank magneto telephones. These pre-dated dial telephone service.
20 The tool room, where the Museum displays its collection of tools likely used on a pioneer homestead in this area.
21 More tools, including those used to plant seeds.
22 The water heater came with the house and was added at a much later date. The house was built in 1904 for the station agent of the Florida East Coast railroad.
23 Another photograph of some of the museum's tool collection.