The granary is used for storage of grain which is grown on the farm as it was throughout much of our history. This area also makes available the machines needed to process the various grains.


Used by farmers and visitors this hand powered two person grinder crushes corn or wheat to make animal feed. 

Mortar & Pestle

Another way grains can be crushed goes back even further in history then the grinder. 

Threshing Machine

Large and impressive, it is powered by horse treadmill or steam engine to remove the grain from the straw.


Hand cranked, this machine separates the grain from chaff. 



The sheller removes the kernels from the corn cob. The hand cranked machine can be used, but we often hand shell as well.

Howell Farm is owned by the County of Mercer and operated by the Mercer County Park Commission with the support and assistance of The Friends of Howell Living History Farm. The farm is an educational facility open to the public that preserves and interprets farming life and processes from the era of 1890-1910. Howell Farm is a proud member of the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM).

This website is a project of The Friends of Howell Living History Farm and the text and graphic contents of this website are © 2019  by The Friends of Howell Living History Farm.

Howell Farm is located at - 70 Woodens Ln.   Lambertville, NJ 08530

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