History museums give you a glimpse into a more decent era, when there were no computers and you had to marry your food before you could eat it. Partake in the past with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $8 for general admission for two (a $16 value)
- $16 for general admission for four (a $32 value)
- $10 for admission for two to the Second Saturday Family Educational Series (a $20 value)
- $20 for admission for four to the Second Saturday Family Educational Series (a $40 value)
Heidrick Ag History Center’s Second Saturday Family Educational Series employs experts to explain different aspects of agriculture and its machinery, such as horse-run tools, scarecrows, and tractors manned by Santa. Upcoming dates for the program include October 13, November 10, and December 8.
Heidrick Ag History Center
The nonprofit Heidrick Ag History Center harvests the rich history of agricultural machinery and transportation through an extensive collection of vintage tractors and trucks. The 130,000-square-foot space houses both the Hays Antique Truck Museum—home to such artifacts as a one-of-a-kind Breeding steam-powered truck and broccoli steamer from 1916—and the Fred C. Heidrick Antique Ag Collection, an assemblage of olden-day iron horses and golden cows collected over a period of 60 years.
Using skills acquired from his childhood days building his own planes and combines from scraps of wire and wood, Mr. Heidrick himself restored most of the equipment—some of which was formerly little more than heaps of rust—to its original condition. Palettes of green, red, and yellow pop from John Deere tractors from the 1930s to the 1950s, a Deering reaper machine from 1891, and a 120-horsepower Holt built in 1917 to tow artillery during World War I.