The museum's wormseed oil distillery project is located behind the museum's sawmill building and is a work in progress. According to Historical Society of Carroll County documents, there were 47 Carroll County wormseed distilleries in 1927 with annual production of 90,000 pounds. In the 1930s and '40s, wormseed was grown by more than 240 farmers in Carroll County. Wormseed, when processed into an oil, was the principal cure for hookworm disease in animals. The oil was also utilized as a wood preservative when painting Baltimore clippers. Due to modern synthetic medicine, wormseed is no longer considered a viable cash crop.