We are happy to report that construction of the new restroom-shower
facility is almost completed. The ladies is completed with the exception of the shower and was placed into service in
the Fall of 2012. The mens is all painted and the only thing remaining is the installation of the fixtures.
Both restrooms are scheduled for completion by mid-June 2013, including the showers.
We are very pleased to announce
that Wellington Farm now has one of the very first threshing machines built by the Advance Company. The
thresher was built by the Advance Thresher Company of Battle Creek, Michigan about 1887. The machine was a gift to us
from Souder Village of Archbald, Ohio. The thresher is in excellent working condition and is currently
housed in our storage building. Plans are to construct a new museum building during the summer of 2013 large enough to house the Advance Thresher, several very large engines, a Rumely Clover Huller, other threshing machines and
a special exhibit which will explain the internal workings of a threshing machine.
|1887 Advance Threshing Machine
|Currently in storage waiting for new museum building
Antique Tractor Club
Thursday evening, September 10,
2010 was a significant time at Wellington Farm, USA. On that evening, 29 tractor enthusiasts and their spouses
got together and formed the Wellington Antique Tractor and Engine Club.
The group elected a slate of officers to steer the new organization and appointed a Constitution and By-Laws Committee to
deal with the legalities of the association. They established their regular meeting times at 7:00 p.m. on the second
Thursday of the month with no meetings being held in December, January or February. The organization has taken over the Wellington Tractor and Engine Show as well as
any other activities involving tractors and engines that are held at Wellington Farm, USA. The group always welcomes
new members and extends an invitation to anyone who likes old tractors to join them. The president,
Carl Hunt, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or additional information can be obtained by signing into the guest book on the home page of this website. The
next meeting of the club will be on Thursday, April 11, 2013
at the Stittsville Church.
|1937 Allis Chalmers WC
|This tractor often pulls the shuttle transporting visitors into the Farm.
|1923 New South Stone Burr Mill
|This mill is now grinding cornmeal and flour in the WellingtonnGrist Mill.
Museum and Goat Mountain, FREE!!
there is no charge for you and your family to enjoy the Wellington Farm Museum and Goat Mountain. Both
are located adjacent to the parking lot near the entrance to the park. The
Museum Building itself is historically significance in that it was the first building constructed
at the Higgins Lake Nursery by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
The major display in the Museum is
a presentation of the plow and it's importance to the development of modern agriculture. Several different
plow displays will be featured including one of the largest horse drawn walking plows ever manufactured. A beautiful
mural of a team of draft horses was provided for us by local artist Terry Dickenson. Be sure to experience this unique
museum when you visit us, and best of all, IT'S FREE!!!!
|Mural painted by artist Terry Dickenson which adorns one of the walls in our new museum.