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Historical Construction Equipment Association
Home of the National Construction Equipment Museum


The National Construction Equipment Museum


In 1992, the HCEA rented a parcel of land near Bowling Green, Ohio for use as an equipment museum. Later designated the National Construction Equipment Museum, this facility was established to obtain, preserve and display for public viewing machines, exhibits and artifacts that represent the development and history of construction machinery from the 1800s to the present day. Its collection includes over 180 machines, dating from the late 1800s through 1984 plus newer support machines. 


The Museum is divided into an indoor exhibit hall for restored machines and a fully-equipped restoration shop, in which volunteers restore machines in the museum’s collection to operating condition and original appearance. The volunteers, who come from all walks of life and share a common passion for dirt, grease, hard work and old iron, meet on Wednesday evenings and one Sunday a month; if you’re interested in participating in a work day or evening, contact Thomas Berry at for a schedule.

Links for additional information:

Museum Hours and Visitor Information 

Museum Equipment Photo Gallery

Museum Equipment Roster

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