In keeping with the narrow focus of the Shattuck Windmill Museum and Park, a half-dugout has been reconstructed at the park to show how many of the early settlers lived. It is furnished with a small iron stove, table and quilt covered bed. See how a dry, packed earthen floor actually becomes "
Some of the items in the museum came from the people who came by covered wagon to homestead in what is now Ellis County, Oklahoma in the the late 1890s and early 1900s.
There are household items (tables, pie cabinet, bed, dishes, more), personal items (powder boxes, watches, mirrors, more)
In 1997, a one and a half story homestead house was moved to the Windmill Museum and Park. This home typifies the frame structure that an early family would have built once they had moved from their "soddy." It is furnished and contains a small corner for windmill memorabilia.
Six murals, depicting the History of Shattuck, are dedicated to the early pioneer families whose courage and hard work sculpted a bustling, thriving town out of an arid prairie inhabited by buffalo and coyotes.