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Antique Farms: A Great Family Heritage to Discover -Part II

Aug 17, 2007
Antique Farms provide fascinating family outings that make history come alive.

Seeing how people worked and lived, especially in our own local areas really connects kids to their heritage with a big link of pride. There's nothing like actually experiencing Living History to make it come alive.

If you are into collecting Antique farm pumps, Milk Jugs or tractors, it's a lot of fun to go to Farm Museums and Country tractor shows.
They are really fun and are a great way to spend a family day that will be remembered and appreciated. Believe me, kids go nuts with old Farm equipment, especially tractors!

I remember playing on old tractors as a kid, in my home town over 40 years ago! Playing farmer with my two wild brothers, on old ramshackled tractors is a memory I still delight in.
Who knows? Maybe that is what hooked me into the Antique Farm passion?

What is really amazing though is that you can find ancient relics at these shows often in Top running shape. Did you know you can still order parts for some of these living history machines?

To share in the fun, here is a list of some of the best Farm Museums out there. Here is a list of Farm Museums by Area:
(Please note: There are a lot of them so I will present the huge list via several articles).

Maryland
Museum: CARROLL COUNTY FARM MUSEUM
Location: Westminster, Maryland
Contact: (410)-848-7775
Info: Open May-October, weekends 12-5. Featuring antique farm equipment & tractor collections.

Massachusetts
Museum: HADLEY FARM MUSEUM
Location: 147 Russel St.,Hadley, MA 01035
Contact: (413)-586-1812
Info: Our farm museum is housed in a 1782 barn. Hours and admission prices by appointment only. Call for more information.

New Jersey
Museum: LONGSTREET FARM MUSEUM
Location: Holmdel, New Jersey
Contact: (908)-946-3758
Info: Demonstrations of the farm equipment available depending on the season of the year. Open June through Labor Day daily 9-5; Labor Day through May, 10-4.

Museum: NEW JERSEY MUSEUM OF AGRICULTURE
Location: Brunswick, New Jersey
Contact: (908)-249-2077
Info: Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10-5, Sunday 12-5. Tours & demonstrations available. Call for more information.

New Jersey
Museum: LONGSTREET FARM MUSEUM
Location: Holmdel, New Jersey
Contact: (908)-946-3758
Info: Demonstrations of the farm equipment available depending on the season of the year. Open June through Labor Day daily 9-5; Labor Day through May, 10-4.

Museum: NEW JERSEY MUSEUM OF AGRICULTURE
Location: Brunswick, New Jersey
Contact: (908)-249-2077
Info: Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10-5, Sunday 12-5. Tours & demonstrations available. Call for more information.

New York
Museum: CAYUGA COIUNTY AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM
Location: Auburn, New York
Contact: (315)-252-7644
Info: Featuring antique tractors nad farm implements. Open July - August, Wednesday to Sunday 1-5. Closed during winter.

Museum: NORTHERN NEW YORK AGRICULTURAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Location: Stone Mills, New York
Contact: (315)-658-2353
Info: Featuring early farm tractors and home equipment. Open June through September daily, 9-4. May, by appointment only.

North Carolina
Museum: OLD TIME HISTORICAL ASSN.
Location: Climax, North Carolina
Contact: James Ferree, (910)-685-4253
Info: Call the museum for open dates and times.

That is all this time. More Museums to come in Part III!
About the Author
Aliza Levine is an Antique Farm Nut and Historical Researcher
Check out http://www.Antique-Farm.com - Feel Free to copy, print and frame the stunning Historical Farm Photograph Collection!
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