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Buckley Education Days 2020:  Cancelled

Hello Buckley Friends,

With much regret, the Buckley Old Engine Show executive board has made the difficult decision to cancel all remaining 2020 public events including our show in August and Education Days in September.

After discussions with health officials and insurance and legal advisors, it has become apparent that 2020 public events cannot be safely carried out. The health and safety of our members, guests, and vendors are of the utmost concern in these trying times.

We will continue to have board meetings and provide updated information to our members as things are decided.  We will resume general membership meetings when possible.

If you are a Buckley Club Members and currently do not receive the membership meeting notes by email, please provide your email address to [email protected] to be included on all future membership correspondence.

Thank you for your understanding.  Please know this was a difficult decision for all of us.

Looking forward to the 2021 Buckley Old Engine Show. 

Buckley Executive Board

Each year the club hosts over 1000 fourth graders from about 12 local schools. The kids get to experience what it was like in the good old days. The kids get to ride the clubs 1918 steam train and 1800’s passenger car. They get to stroll down front street with its train depot, switch house, print shop, harness shop, blacksmith shop, old time necessities demo building, barber shop, fountain, general store, cobbler shop and 124 year old Mayfield town hall.

 

Throughout the day the kids also experience live demonstrations of:

  • Wheat threshing with a steam engine.
  • 1800’s saw mill – steam powered
  • Stationary steam engines in the steam building and a stop at the purple whistle tower.
  • Blacksmith
  • Antique gas engines and drag saw.
  • Bowl mill powered by a Farmall tractor.
  • 1900’s print shop and newspaper.
  • 1907 1100 H.P.  Snow Engine.
  • Rock crusher powered by a 1941 Silver King tractor.
  • Woodworking in the huge woodworking building.
  • Foundry – making cast iron dinner bells.
  • Shingle mill powered by a Farmall tractor.
  • Shingle branding
  • Old time necessities ( weaving, rope making, spinning, soap making, Etc.)
  • 1918 Flour City tractor, 1913 Bull tractor and many more with a brief history of the tractor.
  • Corn shelling, fodder cutter, grist mill, and hands-on farm chores in the new Webber Building.
  • The kids and adults end there day with delicious local cider and donuts provided by the club!

 

If you would like your school to come to the 2020 Education Days contact:

Jim Luper   (231) 499-6574    [email protected]

Barb Hobson (231) 944-6969      [email protected]

Buckley Old Engine Show
6090 W 2 1/2 Rd, Buckley, Michigan 49620
(231) 269-3669 After August 1st.

Please see our Contact Page.

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