Antique tractor show to highlight busy Saturday at Putnam Museum

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Members of the Putnam County Antique Tractor and Machinery Association operation a stationary baler at the 2017 Putnam County Fair. A similar demonstration will take place on Saturday at the Putnam County Museum.
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The Putnam County Museum will once again host the Putnam County Antique Tractor and Machinery Association on Saturday, May 19.

The show and demonstrations will begin at 9 a.m. in the parking lot at 1105 N. Jackson St., Greencastle.

Among the planned demonstrations will be a stationary hay press and grain milling and other power take-off activities. There will be a thresher and a binder on display, along with various types and ages of tractors and other farm machinery.

Association members will be on hand to share and educate young and old alike on Putnam County’s rich agricultural past and present. In most cases, touching is allowed.

Also starting at 9 a.m., the Pacific & Eastern Railroad Club will be operating its massive “O” gauge railroad layout. Club members are happy to answer questions and share their knowledge of railroading.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids Club will take place inside the museum. “Be a Storyteller” will be led by Tim Good of the Putnam County Playhouse and DePauw University. Children of all ages are welcome to participate in crafting and performing a story cooperatively created by the attendees. Refreshments will be provided.

At noon, Mahoney’s Coneys will be available for lunch. Marge Mahoney Miller has offered to make her dad’s famous recipe coneys, which will be served with chips and a drink as a fundraiser for the museum.

These events are free and open to the public. Anyone with questions should call the museum at 653-8419.

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