Homer’s Shed

Displays of farm equipment and hand tools along with pictures of farming practices from earlier years give a good history of farming in the East Contra Costa area.

See how manual cutting of wheat with scythes was replaced with horse-drawn threshing machine pulled by horses.

Photos of early agricultural farming including development by Balfour Guthrie & Company show the changes that  came to the area with the building of canals to support shift from wheat to fruits, vegetables, and nuts.