Antique Tool Museum
The Antique Tool Museum is located behind the Alley Log Cabin. The small framed building was originally a store that sold school supplies and snacks to school children. It was known as “The Little Store.” Later, it reopened as “The Little Bakery.” The building was moved in 1978 to the present location to be used for storage by the Magnolia Homes Tour, Inc., now Columbus Historical Preservation Trust, Inc. It was repurposed as the Antique Tool Museum and opened to the public in 1996.
Various old tools are on display, including tools used in farming, ranching, and blacksmithing, oxen yokes, corn shellers, a wooden planter and wooden dolly, carpenter tools, wheelwright shavers, multiple types of plows, a German immigrant trunk, and other implements used in early Texas pioneer life.
There is also an outstanding display of barbed wire housed inside, all of which was found in Colorado County.