One of the many activities at the 2019 International Hoof-Care Summit is making everyone aware of the fund raising effort directed towards the relocation of the National Museum of Horseshoeing Tools, currently located at Carrousel Farms in Sulphur, Oklahoma.
The museum’s founder, owner and creator, Lee Liles, passed away in August. For those of you unfamiliar with the Museum of Horseshoeing Tools, it’s the creation of one man’s life-long love and commitment to farriers and the life they lead. I don’t know if Lee realized that he would found a museum. A farrier himself, I suspect it started because he simply started gathering those things that fascinated him. And it might have remained an impressive collection but Lee’s genuine love of sharing his passion for farriery grew into what is truly a one-of-a-kind collection worthy of the name National Museum!
Lee Liles, founder of National Museum of Horseshoeing Tools
The Museum’s excellent website sums it up well:
“Whether you're a farrier, a horseman, or just interested in learning something about one of the horse world's oldest trades, a visit to the National Museum of Horse Shoeing Tools gives an entertaining look at the tools, life and products in the horse-shoers' world.
Begun as a private collection, the Museum features one-of-a-kind items and memorabilia that has been gathered over many years. Now, in one place is an unprecedented and never-before-seen collection that contains both the conventional and the unusual - the contemporary and the obsolete.
Plus, the museum features an extensive collection of the farrier in art. Visit the National Museum of Horse Shoeing tools and be delighted and amazed as you view the heritage and the history of the trade itself.Plus, tour the museum's Hall of Honor to learn about the luminaries in this fascinating field - the companies and manufacturers that have created products for the horse shoeing industry”.
For more information on how you can be a part of the future of the Museum, a click on the photo below will take you to the page that will tell you all about it!