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Agricultural History Project

Agricultural History Project

Organization Mission

The Agricultural History Project promotes knowledge about agriculture in our region in an engaging way that helps visitors experience daily life on farms and ranches, both past and present. AHP preserves, exhibits, collects and builds community awareness of the economic, cultural and ethnic aspects of agriculture in the area.

The Big Idea:
Children’s Activity Center

Children are thrilled to pump and make the water flow at our hand water pump activity station. It’s time to retrofit this station into an education exhibit complete with interpretive bilingual signage.

This attraction can be used more fully to educate children and families about the broader issues of water use for growing food — from the mechanics of pumping and moving water to the protection of this limited natural resource. AHP also plans to build several vegetable garden boxes that demonstrate several different irrigation practices from historic redwood runways to today’s state-of-the-art methods. By bringing families closer to the source of our food, we hope to create lasting impressions that grow into a full appreciation of agriculture’s role in a healthy society.

Thank you for inviting us to the Agricultural History Museum. I had a great day there. I learned to milk a cow, play farm games and had fun when I rode the hay wagon. I had fun doing the washboard too. I had a really great day at the farm.

— Marie, 2nd Grade, Amesti Elementary School