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,