A museum dedicated to Farmall/Case I-H equipment opens this weekend in western Iowa’s Pottawattamie County. Jerry Mez is the owner and curator of the museum in Avoca. He says it’s been a dream of his for over 30 years.
The facility features equipment ranging from small garden tractors to large implements, as well as various displays of racing mowers, Farmall memorabilia, and literature. Mez says many of the machines were in rough shape at first, but people from his implement dealership helped bring them back to life.
Perhaps one of the most unique items on display at the museum is a desk that visitors will see as they walk in the door. The desk was made out of the front end of a tractor.
Grand Opening ceremonies are today (Saturday). Hours are from 10 am until 8 pm through July 23rd. Mez says future hours will depend on the public’s initial reaction to the museum. The museum is located just south of Interstate 80 at the Highway 59 exit to Avoca.