POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. – The West Virginia State Farm Museum will host an Antique Gas Engine Show Saturday and Sunday, May 1-2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will feature an antique and farm tractor pull Saturday at 1 p.m. There will be worship services held at the log church Sunday at 9 a.m. and a gospel show that afternoon at 1:30 p.m. The Country Kitchen and Country Store will be open both days.
“This is a great event to start your summer in the Mountain State. Bring the kids down to the State Farm Museum so they can experience antiques of the past and learn about West Virginia’s rich agricultural history,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt.
The church on the grounds is a replica of the old Zion Lutheran Church that was originally located in the community of Broad Run. It was the first Lutheran Church west of the Allegheny Mountains. The State Farm Museum also hosts the Christopher H. Bauer Wildlife Museum, which contains a large collection of mounted wildlife hunting trophies.
Other attractions include authentic log cabins, an early farmhouse, an operational 19th century blacksmith shop, turn-of-the-century doctor and newspaper offices, a display room that contains an extensive collection of firearms, knives and other hunting accessories, and a mounted body of “General,” the third-largest horse ever recorded.
For more information, call the Farm Museum office at 304-675-5737 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.wvfarmmuseum.org. The museum grounds are located just north of Point Pleasant.
The West Virginia Department of Agriculture protects plant, animal and human health through a variety of scientific, regulatory and consumer protection programs. The Commissioner of Agriculture is one of six statewide elected officials who sits on the Board of Public Works.