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 Ruth St. John and John Dunham West Foundation of Manitowoc, Wisconsin has awarded the Historical Construction Equipment Association a grant of $75,000. This grant will establish an endowment fund in the name of John D. West, former president, chairman and CEO of The Manitowoc Company, Inc. Proceeds from the investment of the grant will fund engineering and construction management scholarships.


Half of the grant to the HCEA has been donated to the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc Foundation in respect for the West Foundation’s focus on local giving. UW-Manitowoc is a two-year college, and students pursuing degrees beyond an Associate of Arts and Sciences transfer to baccalaureate schools to complete those degrees. Interest generated by the monies donated to the UW-Manitowoc Foundation will fund an annual scholarship for engineering students who transfer to such schools in pursuit of their degrees.


The other half has been placed on deposit by the HCEA. Interest from this portion of the grant will fund the Historical Construction Equipment Association West Foundation Scholarship. While the UW-Manitowoc scholarships are limited to their students, the HCEA West Foundation scholarship is for HCEA members and immediate family members to attend accredited vocational or technical school, college or university engineering or construction management programs.


Both scholarship programs will be administered by UW-Manitowoc, and all applications for the scholarships will be forwarded to them for processing. UW-Manitowoc will also handle all screening of candidates for the scholarships. Donations to the fund, made either to the University of Wisconsin – Manitowoc Foundation or the HCEA, are being accepted. All donations will be evenly split between the UW-Manitowoc Foundation and the HCEA.


Click HERE to download an application. Contact the HCEA office at info@hcea.net for further information.


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