OLD THRESHERS SUPPORT & NEW PROJECTS
A Leader in Preserving Our Rural Heritage
The mission of the Midwest Old Threshers in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa is "to preserve our agricultural hertage through education & entertainment". Our goal is to assure that future generations have the opportunity to experience the distinct culture, history, ethnic and geographic characteristics of Midwest rural communities. For over 60 years, Old Threshers annual five day event celebrating life and work in the rural Midwest has been one of Iowa's premier tourism attractions.
Under the dynamic leadership of Board and staff, Midwest Old Threshers has grown to be the largest of its kind in the country, expanding its original annual event to over 130 acres of grounds and buildings.
The leadership of Old Threshers has determined that simply preserving the past is not enough. In recent years, the organization's growth and additional activities throughout the year have added to the development of Old Threshers.
We thank all local Foundations, Businesses, Industry's, City of Mount Pleasant, Henry County Supervisor's and Individuals who have given support to Old Threshers over the years. With that support Old Threshers has been able to complete wide variety of projects on the grounds. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
In 2015 Midwest Electric Railway had a lot track maintenance work done on their railway to make sure everyone has safe and fun journey around the tracks. Also new in 2015 was a brand new storage building for over flow equipment that to clear up the museums of seasonal storage. Continued work done in 2015 was restroom remodels.
In 2014 Bob and Penny Gilchrist had a lot to celebrate during the Old Threshers Reunion being honored by the Gilchrist Traction Steam Headquarters. This was a great addition to the grounds at Old Threshers. The building has many uses, not limited to meetings or registrations. Be sure and stop by to see many pictures and murals displaying the history of the steam area at Midwest Old Threshers.
In 2014 Midwest Old Threshers saw continued work on restoration of trolleys, track & cars. We appreciate your help in keeping our railways safe & operational.
Operational support from the Old Threshers Foundation in 2014 gave the board the ability to support many smaller projects throughout the Threshers complex. Much gratitude is owed to the Old Threshers Foundation and all who support their cause.
We need your help to make a difference!
Midwest Old Threshers is a non-profit organization and relies on donations from corporations, foundations and individuals like you. Old Threshers has undertook a number of exciting projects over the years to improve the reunion and strengthen its ability to host additional programs throughout the year Halloween activities, and now the Mount Pleasant Festival of Lights. For more information please feel free to contact Midwest Old Threshers 319-385-8937 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our goal is to demonstrate that rural communities can continue to be a distinct and lasting element of cultural, economic, and social life in this country.
How can you help?
The support of those who share a strong commitment and passion for our mission of celebrating and preserving our Midwest rural heritage will be critical to ensuring the successful and sustainable growth of the organization. Your support can be given in general to the organization for daily operations or to help drive a specific project at Old Threshers, like the Wright Family Events Pavilion, Richard E. Oetken Heritage Museums, Printers Hall, or even for restoration of an artifact. Your tax-deductible donation can be made by mailing a check or money order directly to Midwest Old Threshers at: Midwest Old Threshers, 405 E. Threshers Rd., Mt. Pleasant, Iowa 52641. Donations of artifacts can be made by contacting Midwest Old Threshers at 319-385-8937
A thank you and confirmation of your gift will be sent to you.
The following projects chosen by Old Threshers will help to improve, update, and ensure the growth of the Association. We will gladly discuss any of the projects with you and explain the estimated costs and the benefits for Old Threshers.
New Trolley Building for Trolley Storage - $40,000
New Doll House Exhibit In Progress
Thank you for your support.