Today, the community's pride in this facility is seen as many volunteers serve as tour guides during the summer months and assist in preparing for planned events. Pioneer families of the region have generously donated artifacts for display which are important to the history of the area.
To date, the Bruce Museum Complex has expanded beyond the historic Bruce Mansion to include the following properties:
CARRIAGE HOUSE featuring handsome horse-drawn transportation
SCHOOL HOUSE with scholastic and educational artifacts from the area
WAIT'S MILL HOUSE which shelters a replica of Waitsburg's 1865 Flour Mill
WILSON-PHILLIPS HOUSE with curated special collections of local interest
Because we avoid the use of government funds in the restoration of the buildings and grounds, the Historical Society relies heavily on donations, memorials, endowments, and memberships. The annual Pioneer Fall Festival is presented as a community service and no admission is charged.