The Spooner Depot was once hailed as the "finest passenger depot between Duluth and Chicago on the Omaha Railroad". It had the largest roundhouse, a grand restaurant named "The Beanery”. The room displays of the Museum are housed in a part of that restaurant.
The depot is a non-profit venture that is run entirely by volunteers who either have a history of working on the rails or have a love for railroads and the Spooner area.
Fund-raisers are held throughout the summer and into the fall that supplement the expenses of keeping the museum open and doing Restoration and Maintenance.
In addition, the museum board received the Donation of a Snowplow that will be restored starting in the fall of 2017.