Antique Power and Steam Exhibition Chugs into Burton

Burton’s Century Village Museum is not only replete with its own history, but its also known for its historical presentations and events that it caters to throughout the year. The annual Antique Power and Steam Exhibition is another one of those events that multitudes of people inside and outside the county look forward to every year. The show takes place this weekend, July 26 and 27 (Friday was set up day), and promises to be fun for the whole family.

Allis Chalmers Model B 1940
Allis Chalmers Model B 1940

You’ll find displays of steam engines, gas engines, construction equipment, tractors, cars, trucks, and many other types of machinery. You can watch demonstrations throughout the weekend on grain threshing, saw-milling, shingle making, and earthmoving. Look for Minneapolis Moline tractors and Maytag gas engines, the features this year, along with many of other manufacturers.

This show is presented by The Historical Engine Society, Inc. which is a non profit organization whose purpose is to provide a focal point for people interested in the machinery of a bygone era. They encourage collection, preservation, restoration and exhibition of power producing devices and the machinery driven by these units. Items range from steam traction engines, to gas tractors and engines, to horse drawn and hand powered machinery.

Ford Model A Tractor Conversion
Ford Model A Tractor Conversion

Club fellowship consists of the sharing of knowledge, ideas, and educational programs. Work parties, picnics, and field trips make this a truly family oriented organization. The annual show is a year-round effort, culminating in a gathering of people and their machines. Visitors are treated to the sights, sounds, and demonstrations of the power of the past.

You can learn about this organization by visiting their website.

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