The National Construction Equipment Museum
In 1992, the HCEA rented a parcel of land near Bowling Green, Ohio for use as an equipment museum. Later designated the National Construction Equipment Museum, this facility was established to obtain, preserve and display for public viewing machines, exhibits and artifacts that represent the development and history of construction machinery from the 1800s to the present day. Its collection includes over ninety machines, dating from the late 1800s through the mid-1960s.
The Museum is divided into an indoor exhibit hall for restored machines and a fully-equipped restoration shop, in which volunteers restore machines in the museum’s collection to operating condition and original appearance. The volunteers, who come from all walks of life and share a common passion for dirt, grease, hard work and old iron, meet on Wednesday evenings and one Sunday a month; if you’re interested in participating in a work day or evening,
I love this place. I could spend every weekend there. So much old equipment has been cut up or left to rot away, these folks are trying their best to save it one piece at a time. I plan on going back often. I hope we all get to go and enjoy the history.