Open House, Tractor Show Planned by Larsen Tractor Test & Power Museum

April 10, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. — The Larsen Tractor Test & Power Museum will host an open house April 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There also will be a tractor show on the mall south of Chase Hall on East Campus. Participants are welcome to this free event; all tractors must have working brakes, all drivers must have a valid driver’s license, and no riders will be permitted. All types of tractors will be displayed including pulling, antique, restored, and unrestored machines. This event will be held in conjunction with CASNR (College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources) Week festivities scheduled by the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources on East Campus.

The day’s events will conclude with the annual Burr-Fedde-Love Bull Fry from 4-8 p.m. in front of Burr Hall.

New exhibits include the first tractor model ever tested, the Waterloo Boy Model N. Also on display is a model farm created by UNL student Adam Frerichs, who works at the Nebraska Tractor Test Lab. His model has won several awards and will be in the museum through June 1.

The museum will accept free-will donations for building renovations, which will include a new museum store, the Bill Splinter Memorial Art Gallery, engine displays, and exhibit restorations.

Lance Todd
Tractor Museum

Dan Moser
IANR News Service