The Rural Museum,a 3500 sq. ft. rustic barn-type structure, is located just up the hill from the Nellie Tyrrell Museum. The building had been the former Town highway barn until 1975 and was then used as a storage facility until 1992
The Town leased the building to the Society in 1992, and renamed the Rural Museum, has been housing permanent exhibits ever since.
Over the years the exhibits included “Early Logging”, and “Maple Sugaring”; in the spring of 2001, the “Victorian Parlor”, “Country Kitchen”, and “Woodworking” exhibits were updated and improved and a working “Up and Down Sawmill” exhibit was installed. The “Threads, Fiber and Fabric” exhibit centers around a working loom for visitors and students to work on.