The Heidrick Ag History Center introduces visitors to the marvels of agriculture, and commercial trucking through 130,000 square feet of interactive, one-of-a-kind exhibits featuring the latest in museum and attraction technologies. The cornerstones of these exhibits are the Fred C. Heidrick Antique Ag Collection, the world's largest and most unique collection of one-of-a-kind antique agricultural equipment and the Hays Antique Truck Museum, also recognized as the largest of its kind in the world.

The Hays Antique Truck Museum contains one of the largest collections of antique trucks in the United States. The museum was formally established in 1982 by Mr. A.W. Hays, a pioneer and leading figure in the California trucking industry. Retired after fifty years in the trucking business, with "nothing to do," this active 76 year old man began to collect and restore the old trucks you see at the museum today.

The museum's collection includes over 100 different makes of old trucks, representing 94 different manufacturers such as Fageol, Freightliner, Mack, Sterling, Oshkosh, Peterbilt, and the one and only 1916 Breeding Steam Truck. Also on display are trailers, industrial powerplants, tools, equipment, and trucking memorabilia. The museum attracts visitors from around the world and serves as an educational resource for schools and truck historians.
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