The California Agriculture Museum is home to the nation’s most unique collection of tractors and artifacts. Interactive exhibits and special events tell the history of farm to fork, dating back to the Gold Rush era. Hear local storytellers boast of how California food producers did things bigger and better. California evolved from horse drawn, to steam driven, to fuel powered machines. Galleries and corridors wind you by harvesters, wheel and crawler track-type tractors, combines, trucks, art and photo galleries.
The museum is dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of California’s rich cultural heritage through the presentation of its collection, and rotating exhibits. The kid’s zone is designed to bring families back to a simpler time when play depended on your imagination.
Families and kids of all ages are invited to experience kid's exhibits featuring a Caterpillar 10, corn hole, and a fleet of pedal tractors.
Kids of all ages have an opportunity to climb on a tractor and experience what it was like growing up on a farm.
History of the The Heidrick Ag History Center
1930s Fred Heidrick Sr. and his brother Joe show an aptitude for inventing and restoring tractors and other farm machinery. By the 1990s, they have amassed an important collection.
1996 The Heidrick Museum Foundation begins to develop the facility that will become the Heidrick Ag History Center.
1997 The Heidrick Ag History Center opens at 1962 Hays Lane. The new facility includes a banquet room and kitchen, a courtyard, and glass corridors between two large exhibit halls. Agricultural exhibits are featured in the West Gallery.
2008 The Heidrick Ag History Center transitions from family management under the Heidrick Museum Foundation to nonprofit status [501(c)(3)] under federal tax law.
2012 The Best 110 Steam Tractor arrives on loan from the Joe & Edith Heidrick Foundation.
2015 The Heidrick Ag History Center expands to become the California Agriculture Museum.
Educator Package: Includes educational resources, interactive project ideas, trip organization, direct experiential opportunities to help better connect the experience with your students and complimentary chaperone ticket. Does not include student ticket.
Student Package: Includes engaging pre and post educational visit activities, trip organization and student ticket.
California Museum of Agriculture
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