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Sharing the HistoryThe Shed - Scandia, PA

     Starting THE SHED was a  retirement project for my husband, Ken and I.  Ken had been a teacher and a principal and at one time I co-owned the Party People shop in Warren.  We had a "whole lot of stuff" that needed to be kept for future generations.  We wanted to share what we had with other people so we decided to open a museum.  The gift shop came along naturally as retail was part of my background.  THE SHED: Gift Shop and Museum opened in the fall of 2004. 

     Scandia is a popular destination for a fall drive.  Ever since we have lived here we have sold pumpkins for Halloween.  It seemed only natural to extend that into a "Fall Festival Sale," usually the first or second weekend in Oct.  Many of the people who sell crafts in the shop set tables up to sell their items and the smell of hot dogs and sauerkraut make it a very festive day. 

      My mother was an antique dealer, and between her and my dad they collected everything! After Dad passed away, the old cars were the first to be passed down to my sister and me.  The Shed - Scandia - Antique cars

     We built a shed to house the antique vehicles, thus the name, THE SHED. Among our antique automobiles is a 1924 Model T,  a 1932 Model A,  and a 1926 Ford Speedster.  Ken's pride and joy, a 1969 Jaguar which is in mint condition with only 11,000 miles on it, was added to the collection.   Ken's dad was an antique car buff also and restored a 1936 Oldsmobile which was added to the museum.  Ken added a couple of antique Ford tractors, which he still uses and people seem to enjoy looking them over as well!  If that wasn't enough, we inherited  a couple old John Deere tractors and a number of small gas engines.  We have a collection of Hog Oilers.......something most people have no idea what they are.  

The Shed

Everything in the museum came from my family, Ken's family, or a neighbor.  And of course everything has  a "story" that we are glad to tell.  

                            Hope you will come and visit us,