Heritage Farm Implement and Tool Day is a new exhibit for the fair in 2014. Co-sponsored by the Cass County Historical Society (CCHS), this exhibit will allow visitors to see, learn and experience up close the equipment and tools used on Cass County farms throughout its history.
The exhibit will offer visitors a unique opportunity to learn from the exhibitors how, when, why and where these tools and implements would have been utilized in the practice of farming throughout our area.
Experience what it was like to work a one-horse plow, how has planting a simple backyard garden changed from 100 years ago, how the animals were protected from insects before sprays and chemicals and what made that antique implement the modern marvel it once was.
This new fair program will feature farming implements and tools from across the spectrum. Talk with the owners of these unique pieces of history. Witness how they operate and how they were used.
“Our goal with this new exhibit is to provide an opportunity for visitors to touch the history of early farms and farming life” states Don Peters, Executive Director of the Cass County Historical Society. “We want the fair attendees to experience farming as it was in the old days, not simply how it looks in a book or as seen on T.V.”
A stroll around the exhibit area will let you see how things work, how they are built, how they were meant to be used and how they were actually used. The exhibit is guaranteed to provide you with a unique perspective of some very unique tools.
If you are an owner of a historic farm implement or tool and would be interested in displaying it at the fair, please contact the Cass County Historical Society at 816-380-4396. We are looking for the unique, different, or any implement / tool that has a history ready to be told to the fair visitors. Exhibit space is limited for larger pieces of equipment so we will work on a first come first reserved basis.
The exhibit is free and will run from 10:00 am through 3:00 pm at the corner of Cedar and Lake in downtown Pleasant Hill.
Take a step back in time and join us at the Cass County fair!