Merry Christmas

Founder Hazel Zimmerman surrounded by her
Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren
Christmas Eve 2017

We At Ag Heritage Park

Wish You 

Very Merry Christmas


A Blessed 2018!

Ron Schultz - IH Collector

Ron Schultz, Ag Heritage Park Friend & IH Collector
of Alma
Shows His IH Pride!

Ron's new "IH" barn quilt is displayed as part of his Ranch sign

Located at 30466 Old K10 Road, Alma

Check out Ron's interview highlighting Ron's IH history
at the following link:

Barn Quilt Available

Like This 4' x 4' Barn Quilt?

It was painted at Ag Heritage Park
As a demonstration in painting barn quilts
During the Old Settler's Day events.

If you like it -  it is available to you-
With a simple donation of $150.00 to 
Ag Heritage Park

If you are interested please e-mail

Thank you to all the Visitors and Volunteers

To make our celebration of

Old Settler's Day a Success!

Enjoy more photos on our Facebook and on the 2017 Corn Picking Page!

Congratulations to Judy Sorenson of Hope
who won the 4' x 4' barn quilt. And
thank you to those that supported 
Ag Heritage Park with the purchase of tickets.

Thank you to Farmers & Drovers Bank
for displaying the barn quilt and selling tickets
prior to Old Settler's Day!

Horse powered grinder

Don't Forget!

This Saturday



Fall Event/Old Settler's Day Schedule

9:30 - Geocache "how-to"
10:30 - Old Settler's Day Parade line up
11:00 - Join Old Settler's Day Parade
1:30 - Old Fashioned Corn Picking Demonstrations
2:00 - Barn Quilt Demonstration
3:30 - Barn Quilt Drawing

ALL DAY - 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Museums and displays open - 
"Step Back In Time"
Check out displays that portray rural life 130 years ago
Food and Drinks available

Ag Heritage Park Cache
Barn Quilt Drawing 3:30 p.m.

Barn Quilt Drawing


Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 3:30 p.m.

Donations To Ag Heritage Park

1 - $3.00
2 = $5.00
6 = $10.00
Tickets available at Ag Heritage Park, or by mail:
Checks payable to Ag Heritage Park
Mail to:
Ag Heritage Park, 1128 D Ave., Alta Vista KS 66834
Old Time Corn Picking
Planned Saturday, September 23
Last check the corn is maturing so Ag Heritage Park
volunteers plan to demonstrate
old time corn picking equipment
1:30 p.m. at a nearby field
(watch signs or stop by the park for directions).

Ralph Anderson plans to be on hand
to show his horse-powered grinder

Corn harvest will be demonstrated with a variety of old machines.
Be sure to plan time to view the collection of old farm equipment on display
at Ag Heritage Park as well. The Park is open 8-5 on Old Settler's Day.

1880's Farm Equipment

Step Back In Time!

Check out farm equipment used 130 years ago
at Ag Heritage Park!

Ag Heritage Park
Vintage Corn Picking
Scheduled on Old Settler's Day
Saturday, September 23, 2017
1:30 p.m.

One Row IH Corn Binder - late 1880's
2 Row Corn Cutter

See lots more 1887 rural ag life memorabilia

  Ag Heritage Park
Has Full Day Schedule
to celebrate
Alta Vista 130th Anniversary
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Mark Your Calendars!
"Step Back In Time!"
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Celebrate Old Settler's Day
With Ag Heritage Park
Alta Vista Celebrates
130th Anniversary

Lots of 1887 Memorabilia
See What Rural Ag Life was like 130 years ago!
Ag Heritage Park open all day

Join us for the Old Settler's Day Parade! - 11:00 a.m.

Old Time Corn Picking - 1:30 p.m.
We are watching the corn maturity - field location to be announced
Some corn harvest equipment on display circa 1887 at the Park

This Year!
9:30 a.m. -  Geocaching "How-To"
Learn the Sport of Geocaching!
Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, in which
participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver
or mobile device to hide and seek containers called
"geocaches" or "caches" at specific locations marked by
coordinates all over the world. Come out to this brief
presentation where a local cacher will share with you
some of the basics to begin your own adventure.
Ag Heritage Park is a geocache location!

Barn Quilt Demonstration - 2:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m.

Food & Drinks available all day

See you on the 23rd!!

Ag Heritage Park
And The
Alta Vista Community

Celebrating 130 Years
Old Settler's Day
Alta Vista, Kansas
Saturday September 23, 2017    
7:30am         *Registration for 5K run/walk at the City Park
                        *Free breakfast at High View Church (402 Main St - 7:30am-9:30am)

8:00am        *5K run/walk race begins

8:00am        *Vendor Market, Antiques & Crafts at the City Park
9:00am        *Free “Make and Take” crafts for toddlers and older youth
                           at Kormaniks garage across from the park (703 Logan St)
   Provided by Marilyn Andres

*Geocaching “How-To” at Ag Heritage Park

10:30am       *Line up for the downtown parade south end of Main Street

11:00am       *Parade downtown begins – any participants welcome!
11:30am        *Lunch Served at the Park by Farmers & Drovers Bank
*Homemade Ice cream sponsored by the Masonic Lodge
12:30pm       *Longest beard contest at the park – prizes for top 3

1:00pm         *Horseshoes at the park
                        *Kids games at the basketball court
                                    (bean bag toss, water balloon toss, stick horse race, etc)
                        *Adult games immediate follow
                                                (bale toss, beer chugging (root), watermelon seed spitting)
1:30pm         *Old Time Corn Picking – Presented by Ag Heritage Park
                                    **field location TBD***

2:00pm        *Barn quilt painting Demo – Ag Heritage Park

3:00pm        *Fashion review/Talent Show at the City Park

3:30pm        *Drawing for 4’x4’ barn quilt at the Ag Heritage Park

4:00pm        *Alumni Banquet at PHES for Alta Vista High School Graduates
Kirby Zimmerman
Waves to the crowd at the
Leonardville Hullabalo Parade
Saturday, August 12th

Mark Your Calendars!
Saturday, September 23rd
Field Event, barn quilt drawing & activities at
Ag Heritage Park
Join us in the
Alta Vista Old Settler's Day Parade

Stay tuned for schedule!
Kevin Hill's W-6 and Kirby Zimmerman's B with the banner, at
the Tractor Show in Leonardville.

Ag Heritage Park
Enjoyed the day, Saturday, August 5th
at the
Dwight Summer Fest!
Thank you to those that supported Ag Heritage Park with
getting your chances to win the "Wild Sunburst" Barn Quilt.
The drawing for the barn quilt will be
Saturday, September 23rd
along with Fall Event Day at Ag Heritage Park
There is still time to get your tickets!
At The Park
by mail: c/o 1128 D Ave, Alta Vista KS 66834
Follow our
Facebook page
& this website for updates and the Fall Event Schedule

Save The Date!
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Ag Heritage Park
Fall Event
Stay tuned for schedule of events

Events will include
4' x 4'

Barn Quilt Drawing

Tickets Available Now!
At the Park
By Mail (c/o 1128 D Ave, Alta Vista, KS 66834)
Available at Dwight Summer Fest - Saturday, August 5th
Checks payable to Ag Heritage Park
Block painted & donated by Connie Larson
All Proceeds benefit Ag Heritage Park

The best deal - 6 tickets = $10.00
2 tickets = $5.00
1 ticket = $3.00

Drawing Saturday, September 23, 2017
Do not have to be present to win

Kansas Guidebook 2


Ag Heritage Park

Is Featured In The New

"Kansas Guidebook 2"

by Marci Penner & WenDee Rowe
"Thank You Marci & WenDee"
Book Info Follows

 Kansas Guidebook 2 shares 4,500 places to visit

Co-authors Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe spent four years traveling to every one of the 626 incorporated cities in Kansas in addition to visiting several hundred spots in the country.  The result is The Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers, a project of the Inman-based Kansas Sampler Foundation.

The 480-page, coil-bound book weighs over two pounds and is chock full of information that will keep Kansas road trip enthusiasts busy for quite a long time.  Along with 4,500 entries that provide descriptions, directions, hours, and contact information, there are also more than 1,600 color pictures.  Rowe says, "Many people will be interested in the 843 restaurants, cafes, drive-ins, and soda fountains."

The book is designed to help achieve the mission of the Kansas Sampler Foundation which is to preserve and sustain rural culture. Penner says, "Though the book reads like a travel guide, it's intended to help people get to know the state and learn about towns of every size." Among the diverse entries, guidebook users will find historic bridges, beautiful statues, specialty shops, quirky sites, little known points-of-interest, cemetery finds, and back road scenic drives statewide. Rowe said, "There really is something for everyone whether you are looking for outdoor sites or ways to get to know a town.  The more a person interacts with the locals the more special a road trip can become."

To find retail stores that carry the book or to order online, go to 

Kansas Guidebook 2 for Explorers Co-authors – Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe
Number of entries – 4,500 Number of restaurants in those 4,500 entries – 843
Number of pictures – 1,700+
Number of incorporated Kansas cities – 515 of the 626
Number of unincorporated towns/ghost towns - 97
Published by the Kansas Sampler Foundation, Inman, Kansas, 2017.
Contact –, 620.585.2374 
The book is a project of the Inman-based public non-profit Kansas Sampler Foundation, a 501c3. 
Research – Marci and WenDee traveled to every one of the 626 incorporated cities in Kansas from 2012- 2015. 
Previous guidebooks by Kansas Sampler Foundation: 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook (2011); Kansas Guidebook for Explorers (2005). Retail price - $29.95 
Summary – The mission of the Kansas Sampler Foundation is to preserve and sustain rural culture and though this book reads like a travel book it’s really a guide to knowing Kansas. Directions, hours, phone numbers and web sites are included. Our goal is to make it easy to know what there is to see and do around the state and easy to get there. All entries fit in our eight rural culture element categories of architecture, art, commerce, cuisine, customs, geography, history and people.

2017 School Day

 Prairie Heights 6th Grade
Experienced 1930's
One-Room School Day
Ag Heritage Park
with Teacher Ms Easton

Students: Hailey Bandelow, Shawn Becker, Cameron Crooks
Keana Hearn, Saige Hutson, Kahle Jones, Scott Layne
Zach McCra, Kierni Mullen, Zachary Splechta, Caden Taylor
Hayvin Thornhill, Anthony Wilson & Elizabeth Kratzer
Teacher: Kacie Evans

Thank You Friends!
For supporting Ag Heritage Park!

Spring Crank Up!
Tractor Show & Cruise

Thank you to all the exhibitors
that loaded your tractors and engines
and made the drive to
Ag Heritage Park!

The visitors enjoyed seeing
your machines in the
Parade of Power
and at the Park.

15 Tractors enjoyed
the afternoon cruise.

Judy Sorenson, Abilene
was the luck barn quilt winner!


Counting Down!

Spring Crank Up!
Tractor Show & Cruise
This Saturday -  April 15th, 2017

Gates Open 8:00 a.m.
Please come to register between 8:00 and 9:30 a.m.
No Fees 

Parade of Power 9:30 a.m.
Public welcome to join Parade
Gather at Ag Heritage Park parking lot

Parade of Power and Tractor Show
Rain or Shine

Tractor Show 10:00 - 2:00
Tractor Owner Introductions 10:00 a.m.
(Immediately following Parade of Power)

Cruise - 2:00 p.m.
Weather Permitting

Barn Quilt Drawing
2:00 p.m.
Tickets available in advance & until 2:00 p.m.
Do not have to be present to win

Ag Heritage Park
Open Show Day 8:00 - 5:00

Food & Drinks Available All Day

Tractor Show & Cruise
DETAILS: & Facebook

Tractor Show: Rain or Shine
Cruise: Weather permitting

Win This 4' x 4' Barn Quilt!

"Lucky Phenomena"
Artist: Connie Larson

Donations For Tickets

Will Benefit Ag Heritage Park

Drawing - Saturday, April 15th, 2:00 p.m.

During the Annual Spring Crank Up! Tractor Show

Tickets available until 2:00 p.m on the 15th

1 ticket = $3.00

2 tickets = $5.00

6 tickets = $10.00

(Do not have to be present to win)

Tickets may be purchased in advance by mailing check to:

Ag Heritage Park, c/o 1128 D Ave, Alta Vista KS 66834

Good Luck!

Mark Your Calendar!
 - New This Year -
Short Cruise after Show!
Watch for Details

2017 Spring Crank Up!

2017 Spring Crank Up!
Tractor Show
Saturday, April 15th, 2017