Wolford, North Dakota is a small prairie town located on Highway 17 in Northern Pierce County. It has an excellent award winning school, Lutheran church, Post Office, a farm supply business and a bar/convenience store/café.
The Dale and Martha Hawk Museum is located four miles east of Wolford on Hwy. 17 and three miles north on Hwy. 30.
This gem on the prairie evolved from the ingenuity, hard work and inventive mind of Dale Hawk and his wife Martha, who are now both deceased. Dale was a genius inventor and mechanic whose hobby of restoring and preserving tractors and other machinery led to what is now a vast collection of machinery and other things from the past.
The museum consists of their first farm home, a country church, general store, country school, clock house, doll collection, community hall, black-smith shop and a newly renovated old school building displaying typical rooms of a pioneer home and businesses of the past.
There are also three other large buildings filled with antique tractors, machinery, cars, other items from days gone by and a sawmill operation, threshing grounds and campgrounds.
As Dale and Martha grew older, many people from the area volunteered their time and talents to run and preserve the museum. After their deaths, the museum has continued to operate and flourish on a volunteer basis. In 2006 the museum celebrated its 25th anniversary. Each year the museum hosts an Antique Farm Show on the 2nd full weekend in June and a Fall Fest in September. The June show consists of daily parades, threshing, lumber milling, live music, flea & craft market, great food, children’s activities and many other events.
The museum gets no funding from Federal, State or local government. It is solely supported by donations and volunteer help. Museum hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily from May – October with other times by appointment. For more info visit www.hawkmuseum.org or e-mail email@example.com You can also call (701) 583-2381 or (701) 583-2532.