After locating to the Sun River Valley in 1874, J.C. Adams constructed his family home in 1876. Construction on the barn in the foreground wasn’t started until 1882.
After his death in 1913 and struggling with the hard times of the 20’s or 30’s, the home and property traded hands and was eventually purchased by the Christensen family for $10,000. The Christensen’s sold the property in the early 1970’s. Mr. Joyce George Wohlgemuth a survivor of WW2 and an employee for the BNR, purchased the main home for a $1.00. His vision was to relocate it and convert it into a museum.
Even at the considerable rate of $900.00 a mile, Mr. Wohlgemuth made the decision to move the home 7 miles away to Vaughn. The move required lowering 28 sets of power & phone lines to accommodate the passing of the building. With the $1.00 he paid for the home to the Christensen’s, the total cost of the purchase and move was $7201.00.
Mr. Wohlgemuth completed his dream and furnished the home with a collection of World War ll and Native American artifacts and memorabilia. Joyce George Wohlgemuth pasted away on Dec 18, 2002.
His Daughter Gayle sold the home to Candy Hering in 2010.
Candy Hering is the owner of Heart of the Valley Tack Shoppe In Vaughn Mt. and is renovating the home once again.
A new chapter for this home once again.
To accommodate his collection, Joyce doubled the house to nearly 6,000 sq.ft. and managed to fill every corner.