See and touch tools and equipment used in early agriculture and rural life. Understand early technological developments in agriculture through the 1930s.

At the Top of Main Street

The Pasto Agricultural Museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10am to 2pm from March to December, by appointment, and for special programming.

The Museum will be open during Ag Progress Days on Tuesday 10-4, Wednesday 10-7, and Thursday 10-3.

Outside the Museum

Annual Silent Auction Tent

Donors and bidders to our Annual Silent Auction make it possible for us to connect the science and history of agriculture to the present day for 10,000 museum visitors annually. In Spring 2019 we piloted a new multi-generational family program "This! Is What AgSci Looks Like," that connects scientists with the general public to share the tools and thinking they use in their work advancing agriculture. Emerging research professionals develop hands-on activities and programming to communicate their science, extending agricultural literacy. Funds raised in our Silent Auction is earmarked to underwrite new curriculum development and programming costs to offer "This!" to a broader audience in Spring 2020.

  • Donations may be dropped off until 9 am on Tuesday August 11.
  • Bidding opens at 10am Tuesday August 11, closes at 3pm Wednesday August 12.
  • "Cash & Carry" and "Buy It Now" items available, shipping available. See registration table for details and limitations.

Historic Demonstrations

Demonstrations will be conducted during the show: at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, and at 11 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.

Inside the Museum

  • Exhibits, programs, demonstrations and tours provide an understanding of our local and regional history, where our food comes from, and the inventions and technology that have made food production on a large scale possible. The museum collection focuses on what life was like and how work was done before gasoline engines and rural electrification. Programs immerse visitors in thinking about our food and fiber systems and natural resources. Highlighting current research and practice, the museum provides a forum for exploring important issues facing agriculture and the environment.

  • New Exhibits and displays throughout the museum - there is something new and different every time you visit!

2021 Event Information


August 10, Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 11, Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
August 12 Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center
2710 W. Pine Grove Road
Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865


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