Guest Piece: The Heidrick Ag History Center is Branching Out
By Dawn Einwalter, Curator
Heidrick Ag History Museum
Agricultural enthusiasts from across the region have likely visited the Heidrick Ag History Center’s established West Wing, with its exceptional collection of vintage tractors and agricultural equipment, demonstrating the development of California agriculture. Highlights include the spectacular 1906 Best Steam Tractor and the 1920 Harris Giant Harvester with its 24-foot cutting blade.
In January, the Heidrick expanded into its East Wing, featuring 45,000 square feet of exhibition and events space where we are showcasing fresh, exciting exhibits like “Hot Rods: Wheels in Fields.” Hot Rods opened April 5 with a car show featuring more than 100 classic automobiles. Gourmet food trucks, vintage collectible vendors and music by the Hucklebucks rounded out the day.
We are looking forward to hosting more unique events like Hot Rods. We are SEEKING YOUR INPUT on how to make the Heidrick a fun, interactive venue that will best serve the public. Whether you’ve visited or not, check out our survey and let us know what you would like to see happen.