WOODLAND, Calif., March 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Family Day at the California Agriculture Museum is Saturday, March 19th. The day celebrates a long tradition of revving up old-time tractors for National Ag Week and Museum Membership Month. Families and kids of all ages are invited to stroll through the newly arranged California Crawlers, talk to today's collectors, enjoy a day of hands-on activities, BBQ, and view the latest art exhibits. Join us from 10am to 2pm at 1962 Hays Lane, Woodland.
"The California Agriculture Museum is reviving a long-time tradition of demonstrating tractors and revving up engines to commemorate their evolution as one of agriculture's landmarks in California and to honor similar collections across the globe," says Rusty Lucchesi. Doug Veerkamp adds that, "tractor technology is recognizably the most important aspect of modern farming and dirt moving in the United States; its transformation has fueled the industrial revolution, and raised the standard of living."
This is an event designed for your family, tour group, or a great time to preview the event space for your businesses next event. "We have everything from giant steam driven tractors, to the belt driven and diesel burning metal wheel tractors," Executive Director Ostman explained, "Following the end of the gold rush era, grain production exploded out here in the West, and pioneer farmers exemplified the true definition of innovation."
The facility is home to the Fred C. Heidrick tractor and harvester collection. It has added an art exhibit space and a Gold Rush Exhibit featuring early California horse drawn wagons and carriages as a tribute to early California innovators. March 19th is more than a preview of the changes taking place at the California Agriculture Museum. The day kicks off the beginning of tilling and cultivation.
Alpha Gamma Rho, Phi Chapter of the UC Davis Ag fraternity is grilling hot dogs on the Caterpillar grill. A bar features the museum's signature drink: Bloody Mary's. Plus, we invite guests and members to grab a commemorative shot glass for $5 and receive a shot.
Also on display for 60 days will be a body of art work featuring Elizabeth Young's photographs and Paula Amerine's illustrations of the art of real food. Also on site will be the author of the art of real food-Joanne Neft master chef-Laura Kinney. Monster tractors rev up thanks to John Deere, Garton Tractor, and Holt of California. Joining our arena is Drones for Hire and a bounce house.
The museum begins the season with Family Day on Saturday, March 19th from 10am to 2pm located in the California Agriculture Museum at 1962 Hays Lane, Woodland. Admission is $10 for non-members. Members are free. It's a great time to become a member and support one of California's richest historical landmarks. Membership has special privileges and can include benefits such as free entrance to the museum, special invitations to member events, and guest passes to see the 'behind-the-scenes' activities evolving new exhibits. We evolve with your support! Learn more at www.CaliforniaAgMuseum.org. If you can't join us on March 19th, roll on in on June 16th for tastings of all kinds.
About the California Agriculture Museum (CalAgMuseum): The Museum is a place to gather around art exhibits, kids and adult activities, and hundreds of old iron tractors, harvesters, horse drawn wagons and artifacts. It highlights stories from down on the farm that illuminate what it was like for California pioneers 100 years ago. The galleries and courtyard punctuate the significance of agriculture and the innovation that evolved yesterday and today.
MEDIA CONTACT: Lorili Ostman at 530.666.9700 or Lorili@agHistory.org
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