Old Threshers Foundation

President - Todd Mabeus
Vice President - John Jensen
Secretary – Melinda Huisinga
Treasurer – Jason Goody
Executive Director – Alan Huisinga

Sharon Davis, Joyce Dennison, Melinda Huisinga, Ralph Oliver, Alan Huisinga, Greg Kinney, Alan Elgar, Todd Mabeus, Jason Goody, Steve Pacha, Bob Gerdes, Mike Barton, Jan Johnston, John Jensen, Barry Tuller & Dean Hicks

Not Pictured: John Garrels, Mary Wettach, Jeff Sitar

The Old Threshers Foundation supports a growing, thriving Midwest Old Settlers and Threshers Association. The experiences people share at the Old Threshers Reunion and in touring the Heritage Museums are priceless. Families come from miles around to join in a walk through the past. Please help us preserve, nurture and protect our historical agricultural treasures for future generations to enjoy.

There are a number of ways you can show your support for Old Threshers. If you wish to help but do not want to affect your current assets, a bequest in a will or trust is the best method. Drawing up a will can be the first step towards a wise financial plan for you and your family. Gifts of appreciated stock, property and other assets are always welcomed. Support through deferred giving provides benefits for both the donor, thru tax considerations, and for Old Threshers. It has been said that "Whatever you spend is gone. What you keep, someone else gets. What you give is yours forever." Please know that your gifts to Old Threshers are greatly valued and truly appreciated.

The Old Threshers Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations and laws.

If you are interested in giving, please feel free to call Midwest Old Threshers at 319-385-8937.

The Old Threshers Foundation has supported numerous projects since 1986:

2019 2018 2017
Museum B Bathroom
Midwest Old Threshers Gift Shop & Office
Operational Support
Campground Bathroom 1 Renovation
Museum B Bathroom
Foundation Office
Ground Lighting Project
Operational Support
Ground Lighting Project
Multi-Purpose Storage Building
Operational Support
2016 2015 2014
Ground Train Rehab
Doll & Clothing Museum
Remodel Restrooms
Terrance Drainage in Campground
Grounds Lighting Project
Operational Support
Trolley Car Restoration
Trolley Track Work
Restroom Remodel
Storage Building
Operational Support
Doll / Clothing Museum
Foundation Office
Trolley Track Work
Campground 30 Amp Electrical Upgrade
New Museum Display
Operational Support
2013 2012 2011
Traction Steam Headquarters Building
Antique Car Building Foundation
Operational Project Support
Trolley Track Reconstruction
Log Village Restroom and Shower Project
Trolley Track and Car Work
Campground Additional 30/50 amp Services
Gas Engine Headquarters
Trolley Barn Roof Project
Trolley Barn and Maintenance Fund
Heat Riser System Antique Car Building
Paul Anderson Welcome Center
Pleasant Hill Church - Restroom and Shower Project
2010 2009 2008
Support for Museum A Roof Replacement Project
Replacement of Gift Shop and Museum Facade
Replacement of Portable Radios
Construction of New Foundation for Log Village School
Shower Addition in North Village
Paint Heritage Museum Buildings
Boiler Addition at Powerhouse
PA Sound System Addition
Paint Colfax School, Camper Grocery, The Barn
Loading Dock Project
Powerhouse Burner
Campground Restroom Roofs
Trolley Car #1718 work
Trolley Barn Electrical Service
Reunion Grounds Address System
Traction Steam Exhibit
Campground Tractor
Building Improvements
2007 2006 2005
Wright Family Events Pavilion
McMillan Park Renovation
Re-flue Power House Boiler
Sorghum Mill Building
Wright Family Events Pavilion
Printers Hall
Horse Powered Well Drilling Machine
Stevens Steam Engine Restoration
Log Village & Trolley Platform Steps
Gas Engine Computer System
Babcock Steam Engine for Printers Hall
Snipe Run Saloon Porch
La Cross Line Drive Tractor Restoration
Wright Family Events Pavilion
Sound Systems
Seating Benches
Improvements in Antique Car Building
Campground Electric
Phase I Printers' Hall
2004 2003 2002
Food Building
Tractor Headquarters
Campground Electrical
Museum & Office Facade
Farm Tiling
Office Technology Update
Water Line Installation Phase II
Improved Way Finding Signs
Wilma Bussey Doll Collection
Water Line Installation
International Harvester Exhibit
Campground Electrical Upgrade
Tree Plantings & Landscaping
Powerhouse Improvements: Lighting Project MHI Engine
Museum B Roof Resurfacing
Wilma Bussey Doll Collection
2001 2000 1999
Restoration of the 20hp Minneapolis Steam Traction Engine
Restoration of the 40hp Avery Undermount
Steam Traction Engine
Restoration of a Mine Hoisting Engine & Three Cement Pads
Upkeep, restoration & repairs on various Traction Engines
Campground Electrical Upgrades
Log Village Barn Wood Shop
Improved Lighting & Landscaping on the Grounds
New Gate and Road Projects
McMillan Park Rework
Allis Chalmers WC Tractor Restoration
International 15-30 Tractor Repair
John Deere Model B Tractor Repair
VIM Engine Restoration
Traction Steam Engines Restoration
Landscaping, Trees and Benches
Traction Engine Repair
Museum Lighting Project
Tree Planting Project
Carousel Building Project
1998 1997 1996
Carousel Building Design
Museum Roof Repair
Cassity House Project
Traction Engines Repair
Visitor Seating Project
Tree & Shrub Plantings
Plaques & Misc. Expenses
Marvin Mill (Phase II)
Campground Electrical
Cassity House Project
Trolley Barn Project
Trolley Car #320 Project
Theatre Museum Exhibits
Trolley Work Pit Construction
Gas Engine Exhibit
Visitor Seating Project
Plaques & Misc. Expenses
Theatre Museum
Marvin Mill Exhibit
Trolley Car 320
Tractor Restorations
Log Village Blacksmith Shop
1995 1994 1993
Carousel Project for 1996 Carousel Project for 1996 Museum Exhibit "American Farm Implements"
1992 1991 1990
Two Historic Gas Engine
Restoration Trolley Car 320
Restoration of Avery Undermount Traction Engine
Construction of Visitors Center/Memorial Room
Restoration of Center Crank Case Traction Engine
Log Village Oak Ridge School Reconstruction
Kossuth House Repairs and Barn additions
Restoration of Trolley Car 320
1989 1988 1987
North Village Print Shop
Wilkie Machine Shop
Log Village Barn
Wilkie Machine Shop
Museum Exhibit "Electricity Comes To the Farm"
Wilkie Machine Shop
1986    
Museum Exhibit "Water-Too Little, Too Much"