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The Association was formed in 1977 with Don Arndt as the founding president. Since then, the Association has grown over the years, to a membership of over 250 with members from Adrian, Missouri to Minnesota. The shows presented by the Association at the Village have more than 20 states represented along with some foreign countries.
The village was a result of interest in preserving history and old agricultural ways and produced its first gas engine show in 1982. The growth continued with the first building, a school, in 1983, a red barn in 1984, and now a total of 20 buildings with 2 more under construction. In addition, there are three county bridges donated to the Village from Bates County. On a state level, the Village has the largest steam engine, the largest separator, and the oldest portable running steam engine in Missouri.
Events include tractor and machinery shows, plowing, craft demonstrations, a train managed by Ronnie Essenpries and his crew, two saw mills (one of the two is a 120 year old saw mill from Clinton, Missouri and is still operational), tours, a museum, and activities vary from buggy rides to actual weddings.