UNL’s Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum is getting a new look and a refocused mission. Since becoming the manager of exhibits in 2012, Lance Todd has organized an update of the East Campus museum. The new direction — which includes a mission to showcase tractors that were innovative and/or actually tested at […]
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Visitors examine a variety of new and old tractors and test equipment during the May 1 open house. The 12th annual event drew about 600 visitors to the East Campus museum and tractor test facility. For more information, go to http://tractormuseum.unl.edu/. Troy Fedderson | University Communications Tractor enthusiasts (from left) James Banister, Paul Bouffard and […]
The Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum is gearing up for its 12th annual open house May 1. The all-day event starts with a 10 a.m. parade of power. Museum tractors will be featured along with others brought in by the public. John Wiles will discuss the history of the museum and John […]
The Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum is home to a purring Allis Chalmers. But forget fieldwork and gleaming red metal. Think mouse chasing and gray fur. For the last three years, the tractor museum has been home to Allis Chalmers, a stray cat who was so hungry she wandered repeatedly into the […]
While cleaning out file cabinets last fall, Lou Leviticus, a curator at the Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum, found 34 muslin panels used for Extension presentations in the 1930s. The panels were briefly on display before being given to the University Archives for preservation.
Tractor museum open house draws more than 300 — Photos by Troy Fedderson, University Communications
Lou Leviticus has never been fond of cleaning. But, on a slow fall day at the Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum, the curator opted to finally empty an old file drawer. “It was filled with what we thought were rags,” said Leviticus. “I started pulling them out and was about to start […]