Mission Statement

The mission of the Pasto Agricultural Museum is to provide the general public with an understanding and appreciation for early agriculture and rural life especially in Pennsylvania and the northeastern United States.

Our emphasis is to provide visibility for early technological developments in agriculture between 1775 and 1940 when energy for work was supplied by the power of humans and domesticated animals.


Primary goal:  To develop a museum presence befitting a major university in the Big Ten Conference that:

  • Demonstrates the relevance of its collection to museum visitors
  • Provides high-quality interactive educational exhibits to stimulate intellectual thought
    • Shows the advancement of agricultural technology from muscle power to mechanical power
    • Explains how studying these objects may progress to technological advances of the future
  • Helps to fulfill the education, research, and pubilc service missions of the College of Agricultural Sciences and The Pennsylvania State University