Several months ago a handful of antique engine and machinery collectors met with the intent of forming a club. After much discussion, it was evident that most people wanted something more than a collector's club. In fact, a museum in addition to the collector's club was what most of us had in the back of our minds. It was decided that a museum with a country village format to preserve, exhibit and demonstrate power equipment, machinery and mechanical devices of the 1870s to 1920s was our purpose.
The first general meeting of Century Museum Village and Collectors Association was held November 29, 1977 at the Dutchess County Farm and Home Center located east of Poughkeepsie, New York. It was attended by 35 prospective members. A tentative date of May 28 and 29,1978 was established for our first show.
Interested persons should write: Mr. Ron Prichard, President Century Museum Village and Collectors Association Box 280 Pleasant Valley, New York 12569