Education Days

Buckley Education Days 2024:  September 18th and 19th

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 Club’s 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 demonstration building, barber shop, fountain, general store, cobbler shop, and the Mayfield town hall that was built in 1886.


Throughout the day the kids also experience live demonstrations of:

  • Wheat threshing with a steam engine.
  • 1800’s sawmill – 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.
  • 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 along with a brief history of tractors.
  • Corn shelling, fodder cutter, grist mill, and hands-on farm chores in the Webber Building.
  • The kids and adults end their day with delicious local cider and donuts provided by the Club!


If you would like your school to come to the next Education Days contact one of the following members:

Jim Luper   231-499-6574   [email protected]

Barb Hobson  231-944-6969

Paula Tarrant  517-204-9379  [email protected]

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