Pasto Agricultural Museum

See and touch tools and equipment used in early agriculture and rural life. Understand early technological developments in agriculture through the 1930s. Appreciate a time when energy for work was supplied by the power of humans and domesticated animals.

At the Top of Main Street-

Blacksmith Demonstrations

Valley Smithey's: Mike Reinard and Frank Gillespie, will return to the grounds with fire and iron to demonstrate the skills and art of the blacksmith. Ongoing throughout the show!

Outside the Museum:

Annual Silent Auction Tent. Take home a little history while you help support the museum’s exhibits and programs. This single largest fundraiser has been earmarked to support programs that connect the science and history of our agricultural past to the present day.

Be sure to bid early and often! Your generosity makes our work possible to extend agricultural literacy with programs that explore the science and technology related to our food and fiber systems.

  • Donations may be dropped off until 4pm on Monday August 13
  • Bidding opens at 9am Tuesday August 14, closes at 3pm Wednesday August 15.
  • “Cash & Carry” and “Buy It Now” items available, shipping available. See registration table for details and limitations.

The Historic Greenwood Furnace Charcoal Wagon

 Greenwood Furnace State Park and the Friends of Greenwood Furnace are proud to display the historic Greenwood Furnace Charcoal Wagon, beautifully restored to its true original appearance and size. This wagon is an original item from the ironmaking operation dating to the 1890s. Returning to the park around 1983, it was repaired for display, but due to little information at the time, it appearance was historically inaccurate. Today, the wagon is again seen as it would have looked in the 19th century.  Come experience this unique charcoal wagon, and learn more about the historical uses of Pennsylvania's forests from the living history interpreters outside the Pasto Museum.

Inside the Museum:

  • Special EXHIBIT – Wood & Metal, Tools and Toolmaking for Agriculture. This new exhibit features collections from the Pasto Agricultural Museum that share a history of materials and methods used to fashion the tools necessary to practice agriculture.
  • "Pennsylvania Farming; A History of Landscapes" a book signing by Author- Sally McMurray, Professor Emerita of History, Penn State"
  • New Exhibits and displays throughout the museum – there is something new and different every time you visit!
  • Centre County Historic Society
  • Penn State University Press



More Information, Visit the Pasto Museum website.