At the Sign of the Saw, the “Agricultural Implements and Tools” exhibition in the south rotating bay in the Barn at Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S Ridge Ave, Greencastle, PA 17225 includes one-horse powered implements, such as the Clover Header and a plow, seed flails, an Antrim Township Henry S. Walck grain cradle and hay fork, a made-in-Greencastle Flinchbaugh buck saw, seed cleaner, corn sheller, scales for weighing feed bags, corn huskers, a farmer’s manual and a ledger, a J. B. Crowell grain drill “boot,” chisels and gouges for building barns, planes, and much more. The exhibit’s artifacts are from the collection the Fred Davison family and Allison-Antrim Museum’s collections. The exhibit closes August 26.
Accompanying the exhibition is a slide show of farming scenes from the late 1800’s into the mid-20th century. Many of the photographs are from the 2004 and 2007 pictorial history books – Images of America Greencastle-Antrim, which are for sale in the Barn.
Allison-Antrim Museum is open regularly Tuesday to Friday, noon to 4 pm and Saturday, 11 am to 1 pm. There is no admission fee but donations are greatly appreciated. For more information, please visit: www.greencastlemuseum.org, Facebook, on Twitter @greencastlemuzm, or call 717-597-9010.