Jeff & Terry Stump Gallery

Tractor Transition: A History of Agricultural Mechanization

ON DISPLAY

June 17   – August 26

RECEPTION

June 26th  5:00-7:00

Introduction

The Montgomery Museum of Art and History is located in the former Bank of Christiansburg building, which was built in 1964. The building retains many original features including the steel safe deposit boxes in the main vault.   The main lobby is marble-floored, with the old marble teller counter and wrought-iron-work still in place.

Tractor Transition
Tractors are ubiquitous on modern farms, but during the early and mid-twentieth century the transition away from horses, mules, and oxen to motorized equipment was a time of intense change for local farmers as this exhibit will illustrate.. You are invited to submit art work for a  companion art exhibit  which will  explore the theme of agriculture

 

Collecting is central to museums. The objects in this collection are physical items that can be studied. They inspire us to investigate, question, and learn. Founded in 1983 the Montgomery Museum of Art and History has collected objects that reflect the rich history of Montgomery County. The museum currently owns over 3,000 objects, along with several thousand more photographs, documents, and books. These items were used to prepare and store food .