Acknowledging the past provides direction for the future.
Steam Traction Engines
This exhibit is available for viewing Every Day, but the engines do not run except during Special Events.
These Steam Traction Engines are a part of the American industrial revolution. These tractors replaced the horse for the heaviest work on the American farm and allowed a farmer to work much larger farms than they could with horses. The growing of more food was needed to support the growing population. They could be bought new from about 1860 through 1924.
Every Thursday we run a new Series called Throwback Thursday, where our amazing Curator Emily Tipton tells our audience a little about a certain piece of equipment at our museum.