Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak, the National Construction Equipment Museum is closed to the public until further notice. The office is open from 9:00 to 5:30 Eastern on weekdays.  

Also due to the outbreak, our 2020 International Convention & Old Equipment Exposition has been POSTPONED. Instead of this August, it will be held August 27-29, 2021, at the same location near Concordia, Kansas.  

Updates will be posted here and to our social media pages. Thank you for your understanding, and be well. 

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 ninety machines, dating from the late 1800s through the mid-1960s.

 

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 tberry@hcea.net for a schedule.

(c) Historical Construction Equipment Association 2013-2020
16623 Liberty Hi Road
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
419-352-5616 - Fax 419-352-6086

Equipment, archives and museum inquiries tberry@hcea.net

All other inquiries info@hcea.net

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