Pasto Agricultural Museum

Visitors to the Pasto Agricultural Museum journey back to a time when farmers used muscle power, both human and animal, to produce food and fiber.

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Overview of the Penn State Pasto Agricultural Museum and demonstration of a 1905 Panama Hay Press.

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This first image shows three piles of potatoes. Signs posted atop each heap indicate the yield from planting “parings, only eyes, and cut tubers”. Who knew you could get potatoes from just parings!?! That’s something to think when you’re mashing potatoes
Heaps of thanks this holiday season from the Pasto Agricultural Museum
November 24, 2015
Hello and thank you Friends! As we draw to a close our museum season and prepare to spend time with family and friends I want to extend our appreciation for your support of the Pasto Agricultural Museum through the year.
early 1900s Creamery, courtesy Penn State Archives
Hey! There's Science in My Ice Cream!
November 12, 2015
Join us as we celebrate the close of a fabulous Fall season at the museum with our annual Ice Cream Social. Sunday November 22 from 1pm at the Pasto Agricultural Museum.
The Sept. 13 open house will include hands-on displays so visitors can explore the mechanical advantage of pulleys, gears and levers. The fall open houses at the museum will be held on Sunday aternoons following home football games.  Image: Penn State
Invention, technology and simple machines featured at Pasto Ag Museum Sept. 13
September 2, 2015
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The first in a series of fall open houses at Penn State's Pasto Agricultural Museum is scheduled for Sept. 13. The events are scheduled for Sundays after home football games. "Our home football game open house series is a great time to experience the Pasto Agricultural Museum. We feature a different part of the collection from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each Sunday after home football games, so the experience for visitors is different each weekend," said Curator Rita Graef.