The Power of the Past Antique Engine and Tractor Association started as a gathering of a handful of antique engine and
tractor buffs in 1995. Our mission is to preserve the past, bring back the memories of days gone by, and create a learning
experience for younger generations through demonstrations of equipment at various events throughout the year.
One reason for starting the organization is the Warner Manufacturing Company was located in Ottawa until the early
1950's. Warner manufactured Ottawa engines. The Power of the Past began in 1995. Our first show was at the Franklin
County Fair Grounds in Ottawa. There were about 10 tractors and a few engines. The Historical Society was our sponsor.
The second year the fair grounds weren't available for the date we needed, so the show was moved to the Orlis Cox
baseball complex. After the second show, we separated from the Historical Society and formed our own organization. The
Power of the Past Antique Engine and Tractor Association was born from nine members. Lewis Reed was our first
president. Through the years we have grown to nearly 400 members.
To see the fun and excitement this group has, please take a minute to visit our Events. You can preview pictures from
past events and relive good times we've had. If you like what you see there, don't hesitate to join us. Becoming a member
has many great benefits!
|Current Board Members
Richard Mullins, President 785-242-2686
Bob Stevanus, Vice President
Darlene Lister, Secretary
Donna Eichenberger, Treasurer
Merrel & Charlotte Macy
Why join us?? So you can meet new friends while you enjoy your "old iron." We are a very
friendly group that meets on the first Tuesday at 7:00 pm, except January. We have our
annual Christmas potluck in December and our annual summer potluck in June. We meet at
Celebration Hall on the Franklin County Fairgrounds, south of the National Guard Armory on
17th St. in Ottawa. In August, we meet every Tuesday night before the show.
You will be invited to participate in various events throughout the year. These events include
our show, our Annual Tractor Ride, Plow & Harvest Day, parades, and just gathering to show
off the tractors or engines you have.
We publish a quarterly newsletter that lets you know what we're doing, the events going on,
and includes free advertising for any items you want to sell, buy, trade, or barter.
If you would like to become a member, please complete the Adobe Acrobat form and send,
along with your $5 yearly dues, to: Power of the Past, P.O. Box 122, Ottawa, Kansas, 66067
Click here for the membership form
|Power of the Past PO BOX 122 Ottawa, KS 66067 785.242.2686