Historical Construction Equipment Association convention and expo

BOWLING GREEN – The Historical Construction Equipment Association is hosting its 34th annual International Convention and Old Equipment Expo Sept. 13-15 at the National Construction Equipment Museum, 16623 Liberty Hi Road, Bowling Green.

According to a release from the Historical Construction Equipment Association, equipment built or powered by International Harvester will be featured at this year’s show. Stationary or operational equipment in any condition are welcome, the release states.

The show will feature live demonstrations and parades of antique construction equipment throughout the weekend, the release states. There also will be historical displays, memorabilia vendors, and the world’s largest sandbox for kids on offer, it states.

The September expo also will play host to the Wood County Power of Yesteryear Club’s annual tractor, threshing and farming show over the weekend, it states.

The Black Swamp chapter of the American Truck Historical Society also is to display vintage trucks at the expo, the release states.

Hours for the show are 9 a.m. to dusk Friday, 9-5 p.m. Saturday and 9-3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $10 daily or $20 for a weekend pass, it states. People under the age of 16, vendors and exhibitors receive free admission, it states.

According to the Historical Construction Equipment Association’s website, the National Construction Equipment Museum in Bowling Green was established to obtain, preserve and display machines, exhibits and artifacts that represent the development and history of construction machinery from the 1800s to the present day. Its collection includes more than 90 machines manufactured between the late 1800s and the mid-1960s, it states.

For more information about September’s convention and equipment expo, the HCEA can be reached via its website at hcea.net, by phone at (419) 352-5616 or via email at tberry@hcea.net.