Case Heritage Foundation Picks Annual Expo Sites


| March/April 1988



Helen Case Brigham

Co-Chairman, Communications, Case Heritage Foundation, 204 East Melbourne Ave., Silver Spring, Maryland 20901.

In the few months since its first organizational meeting in May 1987, the International J. I. Case Heritage Foundation has boosted its roster of voting members to almost 1,000 persons and has announced an impressive line-up of annual expositions for the next five years. The Foundation honors the memory of J. I. Case and is dedicated to the preservation of North America's agricultural heritage.

Launched at the first International J. I. Case Heritage Exposition at Pawnee, Oklahoma, last spring, the Foundation will hold its second annual 'Expo' in conjunction with the 40th Annual Reunion of the Rough and Tumble Engineers' Historical Association, one of America's oldest ag-heritage groups, at Kinzers (Lancaster County), Pennsylvania, on August 17-20, 1988. The Foundation welcomes both exhibitors and visitors to this gathering of old steam engines, tractors, farm machines, Case cars (the J. I. Case Threshing Machine Co. did make a passenger car during the first quarter of the 20th Century) and admirers of ag-heritage

Interested persons may obtain information about membership and the 1988 Case Heritage Expo by writing Foundation Secretary Helen Case Brigham, 204 East Melbourne Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland 20901, to ask for 'Case Heritage Info,' enclosing a self-addressed envelope with 22-cents (U.S.) return postage. Foundation members receive a quarterly newsletter.

After the 1988 event at Kinzers, the Foundation will go to Austin, Manitoba, where its third Expo will be held on July 26-29, 1989, in conjunction with the annual Thresher-men's Reunion and Stampede at the Manitoba Agricultural Museum. Foundation Vice President and Expo Site Selection Committee Chairman W. C. 'Chady' Atteberry reports that the Foundation's directors have accepted several other bids from associations seeking to host future Case Expos.

1990, last weekend in July and first weekend in August, Western Antique Power's annual 'Great Oregon Steam up' at Salem (Brooks), Oregon; 1991, five days ending on Labor Day, the Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers Association's Annual Reunion at Mount Pleasant, Iowa; 1992, the 150th anniversary year of the company established by J. I. Case, four days ending on Labor Day, at the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers' Reunion at Rollag, Minnesota.