Schuylkill County Agricultural Museum
Ag Museum Happenings at the Schuylkill County Fair
The Schuylkill County Agricultural Museum’s mission is to preserve the history of local agriculture through many diverse means and offers a number of attractions to interest the whole family. The museum offers self-guided tours, exhibits operating antique farm machinery, equipment, engines, woodworking tools, a sawmill and household appliances.
A chalk board at the welcome area lists the schedule of the day’s events. Sure to be listed is a small agricultural equipment operation demonstration with the hit and miss engines. Speaking of demonstrations there are the milling of wood in the saw mill area.
Not to be missed and listed daily on the chalk board is the Bessemer engine. The engine itself is working piece of history. It is a 40 horsepower, 14,000 lb. oil field engine built in 1906 in Western PA. The engine was used to power a feed mill. Inclusive with the engines and tractors are the People Choice Awards where the public may vote on their favorite tractor.
The Ag Museum at the fair is also host to exciting truck and tractor pulling competitions on their first-class track. For a current schedule of upcoming track events, please see Truck & Tractor Pulls on this site.