Choose A Building to Explore

The Templeton Historical Museum Society features three primary buildings, each offering a unique glimpse into the area’s past. The Main House holds a rich collection of artifacts and displays and also hosts our gift shop, perfect for picking up a souvenir. Next, explore the Blacksmith Shop, which showcases a variety of traditional tools and rural exhibits. Finally, our Train Depot is a must-see, housing an impressive collection of vehicles and vintage cars. Together, these buildings provide a comprehensive overview of Templeton’s historical landscape.

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  • In the 19th and early 20th centuries a blacksmith and a wheelwright were essential to the everyday life of many folks. The blacksmith produced anything from tools to toys and the wheelwright kept the carts and wagons in good repair. A wheelwright was a maker and repairer of wheels and wheeled vehicles.

Get involved today!

Join the vibrant community at the Templeton Historical Museum Society and play a vital role in preserving our rich heritage! Whether you have a few hours to volunteer or the ability to contribute funds, every bit of support helps us bring history to life through engaging exhibits and dynamic events. Your involvement ensures that the museum remains a cornerstone of learning and inspiration for generations to come. Get involved today and be a part of making history!


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Take a preview of our exhibits on display at the museum.


Become a member and support the collection of history in Templeton.


We have three buildings that house our collections.  Explore them in Templeton.


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