members of the Will County Threshemen’s Association continue to share
their interest and passion for steam engines,tractors, and engines.
Annually, we operate our show in late July so that you, our visitors,
can see what the engines looked like many years ago, and how equipment
has changed and farming practices modernized. Our area has a rich
agricultural history; we invite you to the next show,
near Manhattan, to come and share it. See information
elsewhere on this site for the current Host farm location.
Club has been in existence for over fifty years. Threshing groups, though,
harken back to the early 1900’s when the threshing circle traveled farm
to farm to thresh grain. Many hands were needed to operate the huge
steam engines. Everyone on the farm would heed the call when they
heard, “The threshers are coming!”
members include descendants of some of the original club founders, as
well as steamer/tractor owners and enthusiasts. You are also invited to
join us, too, at our monthly meetings, the second Thursday of the month.