President - Todd Mabeus
Vice President - John Jensen
Secretary – Melinda Huisinga
Treasurer – Jason Goody
Executive Director – Alan Huisinga

 Sharon Davis, Joyce Dennison, Melinda Huisinga, Ralph Oliver, Alan Huisinga, Greg Kinney, Alan Elgar, Todd Mabeus, Jason Goody, Steve Pacha, Bob Gerdes, Mike Barton, Jan Johnston, John Jensen, Barry Tuller & Dean Hicks

Not Pictured: John Garrels, Mary Wettach, Jeff Sitar

The Old Threshers Foundation supports a growing, thriving Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers Association. The experiences people share at the Old Threshers Reunion and in touring the Heritage Museums are priceless. Families come from miles around to join in a walk through the past. Please help us preserve, nurture and protect our historical agricultural treasures for future generations to enjoy.

There is a number of ways you can show your support for Old Threshers. If you wish to help but do not want to affect your current assets, a bequest in a will or trust is the best method. Drawing up a will can be the first step towards a wise financial plan for you and your family. Gifts of appreciated stock, property and other assets are always welcomed. Support through deferred giving provides benefits for both the donor, thru tax considerations, and for Old Threshers. It has been said that "Whatever you spend is gone. What you keep, someone else gets. What you give is yours forever." Please know that your gifts to Old Threshers are greatly valued and truly appreciated.

The Old Threshers Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations and laws.

If you are interested in giving, please feel free to call Midwest Old Threshers at 319-385-8937.

The Old Threshers Foundation has supported numerous projects since 1986:




Campground Bathroom 1 Renovation
Museum B Bathroom
Foundation Office
Ground Lighting Project
Operational Support


Ground Lighting Project
Multi-Purpose Storage Building
Operational Support


Ground Train Rehab
Doll & Clothing Museum
Remodel Restrooms
Terrance Drainage in Campground
Grounds Lighting Project
Operational Support
Trolley Car Restoration



Trolley Track Work
Restroom Remodel
Storage Building
Operational Support
Doll / Clothing Museum
Foundation Office


Trolley Track Work
Campground 30 Amp Electrical Upgrade
New Museum Display
Operational Support



Traction Steam Headquarters Building
Antique Car Building Foundation
Operational Project Support
Trolley Track Reconstruction


Log Village Restroom and Shower  Project
Trolley Track and Car Work 


Campground Additional 30/50 amp Services
Gas Engine Headquarters
Trolley Barn Roof Project
Trolley Barn and Maintenance Fund
Heat Riser System Antique Car Building
Paul Anderson Welcome Center
Pleasant Hill Church - Restroom and Shower Project


Support for Museum A Roof Replacement Project
Replacement of Gift Shop and Museum Facade
Replacement of Portable Radios
Construction of New Foundation for Log Village School


Shower Addition in North Village
Paint Heritage Museum Buildings
Boiler Addition at Powerhouse
PA Sound System Addition
Paint Colfax School, Camper Grocery, The Barn


Loading Dock Project
Powerhouse Burner
Campground Restroom Roofs
Trolley Car #1718 work
Trolley Barn Electrical Service
Reunion Grounds Address System
Traction Steam Exhibit
Campground Tractor 
Building Improvements


Wright Family Events Pavilion
McMillan Park Renovation
Re-flue Power House Boiler
Sorghum Mill Building


Wright Family Events Pavilion
Printers Hall
Horse Powered Well Drilling Machine
Stevens Steam Engine Restoration
Log Village & Trolley Platform Steps
Gas Engine Computer System
Babcock Steam Engine for Printers Hall
Snipe Run Saloon Porch
La Cross Line Drive Tractor Restoration


Wright Family Events Pavilion
Sound Systems
Seating Benches
Improvements in Antique Car Building
Campground Electric
Phase I Printers’ Hall


Food Building
Tractor Headquarters
Campground Electrical
Museum & Office Facade


Farm Tiling
Office Technology Update
Water Line Installation Phase II
Improved Way Finding Signs
Wilma Bussey Doll Collection


Water Line Installation
International Harvester Exhibit
Campground Electrical Upgrade
Tree Plantings & Landscaping
Powerhouse Improvements: Lighting Project MHI Engine
Museum B Roof Resurfacing
Wilma Bussey Doll Collection


Restoration of the 20hp Minneapolis Steam Traction Engine
Restoration of the 40hp Avery Undermount
   Steam Traction Engine
Restoration of a Mine Hoisting Engine & Three Cement Pads
Upkeep, restoration & repairs on various Traction Engines
Campground Electrical Upgrades
Log Village Barn Wood Shop
Improved Lighting & Landscaping on the Grounds
New Gate and Road Projects


McMillan Park Rework
Allis Chalmers WC Tractor Restoration
International 15-30 Tractor Repair
John Deere Model B Tractor Repair
VIM Engine Restoration
Traction Steam Engines Restoration
Landscaping, Trees and Benches


Traction Engine Repair
Museum Lighting Project
Tree Planting Project
Carousel Building Project


Carousel Building Design
Museum Roof Repair
Cassity House Project
Traction Engines Repair
Visitor Seating Project
Tree & Shrub Plantings
Plaques & Misc. Expenses


Marvin Mill (Phase II)
Campground Electrical
Cassity House Project
Trolley Barn Project
Trolley Car #Chr(34)#320 Project
Theatre Museum Exhibits
Trolley Work Pit Construction
Gas Engine Exhibit
Visitor Seating Project
Plaques & Misc. Expenses


Theatre Museum
Marvin Mill Exhibit
Trolley Car 320
Tractor Restorations
Log Village Blacksmith Shop


Carousel Project for 1996


Carousel Project for 1996


Museum Exhibit "American Farm Implements"


Two Historic Gas Engine
Restoration Trolley Car 320


Restoration of Avery Undermount Traction Engine
Construction of Visitors Center/Memorial Room


Restoration of Center Crank Case Traction Engine
Log Village Oak Ridge School Reconstruction
Kossuth House Repairs and Barn additions
Restoration of Trolley Car 320


North Village Print Shop
Wilkie Machine Shop


Log Village Barn
Wilkie Machine Shop


Museum Exhibit "Electricity Comes To the Farm"
Wilkie Machine Shop


Museum Exhibit "Water-Too Little, Too Much"



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