Country Memories: The Tractor Exhibit

A replica of a 1930s Case Threshing Machine, right, and a replica of a 1923 Rumely Oil Pull Tractor, left. Both are from the collection of Merrill Johnson

  Jim Cross Of The Press-News

OSAGE | Even though the temperatures are cold outside, there will be thoughts of warm weather inside starting at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Krapek Family Fine Arts Center, located in the Cedar River Complex, when the Mitchell County Historical Society hosts its first “Winter Wingding” fundraiser.

In conjunction with the Wingding is the opening of a new exhibit in the museum titled “Country Memories: The Tractor Exhibit.”

The exhibit features tractors from collections owned by Merrill Johnson, Gary Kuper, Reynold “Butch” Mueller, Kelly Christensen, Mark Taets and Starla Cassmann.

It also features several pieces of agricultural and tractor advertisting.

The evening begins with hors d’oeuvres from Taste By: Unc’s Cheesecakes. As part of the pre-show entertainment, Glenn Henricksen will provide piano music in the auditorium lobby.

Entertainment starts at 7 p.m. in the auditorium, starting with two short feature films, “Looms,” and “Steel Mule.” Both films shed light on farm life and farm values. The music of the Six Mile Grove Band will follow.

Proceeds will be used to fund future society projects.

The cost of the general admission event is $25 per person which includes hors d’oeuvres, punch and entertainment.

Tickets are available at any Mitchell County bank, the Mitchell County Historical Museum or through PayPal at www.mitchellcountyhistoricalsociety.org.

For more information, visit the society’s website or call 641-832-2574.

The museum is located in the CRC, 809 Sawyer Drive, and is open 1-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.