In 2018 an original 1950s hay barn from the Town of Cary was donated to PAHS by Bob and Sharon Christensen. The barn was carefully dismantled and the salvaged lumber was used, along with lumber from other sources, to construct both the model dairy barn and the farm shed which stand today on the museum grounds as authentic model farm buildings of the era. The farm shed was built in the summer of 2020 and is used today to exhibit tools, equipment, and displays relating to various aspects of farm work and early- to mid-20th century farm technology and knowhow. Historically, farm sheds were used as a workshop to maintain and repair equipment, plus storage of tools, equipment and supplies. It was necessary that farmers be self-sufficient and resourceful – the farm shed was central to that.