Connecticut Antique Machinery Association
Located just down the road from the Eric Sloane Museum, the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of antique industrial and agricultural machinery. The eight-acre site features ten areas that focus on different areas related to industry and agriculture. Visitors will see tractors, road construction and earth-moving equipment, small and large combustion engines, a sawmill exhibit, an 1845 agricultural school building relocated here, a blacksmith shop, and operating steam and diesel locomotives that ride on a narrow gauge railroad. In addition, there are also two museums: the Connecticut Museum of Mining & Mineral Science and the Hall of Connecticut Geology/Paleontology, which opened in 2017. The museum, which was founded in 1984, also offers a variety of events and live demonstrations.
Backstory and Context
Visitors to the Hall of Connecticut Geology/Paleontology will learn about the state's several hundred million years of natural history. The museum features dinosaur exhibits, a diorama of oceans during the Paleozoic Era, dinosaur tracks, and fossils.
Photos: Connecticut Antique Machinery Association