In 1974, local individuals who liked to tinker with "old" machinery began getting together once a year to "play" with their collections. The collection of old machinery needed a home and the group needed a name. The South Central Threshing Assoc. was formed. Through the hard work of the "Founding Fathers" and their spouses, this association has grown and collected a massive amount of History. The traditions of the past come alive on the first weekend after Labor Day each year on the Threshing Grounds. The Threshers are now a 501 3 (c) non-profit.
South Central Threshing Association's Mission it "To Preserve Machinery and Traditions of the Past".
Each event that we have is to support our mission. Either by fundraising, promoting membership or continuing traditions.
The South Central Threshing Grounds
The South Central Threshing Grounds are located just north of Braddock, ND. The grounds host many events yearly, but none as large or spectacular as the Annual Threshing Bee. It is always amazing to see the event and grounds from the air.
Thank you Duane Grensteiner for the footage.
Monthly Meeting third Wednesday of every Month 8pm Miss Kitty's on the Threshing Grounds Braddock
(subject to change in cold weather)
NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!
Dues are minimal
Benefits: dirty hands, dirty close, friendship, hard work, restoring and preserving history
Annual Meeting Third Wednesday of October, 8pm Miss Kitty's on the Threshing Grounds Braddock
Annual Threshing Bee
Each year, the first weekend after Labor Day, the grounds come to life.
More than Farming Equipment
At South Central Threshing Association, we are dedicated to preserving and restoring more than just farm equipment. This 1950 era Parsons trencher was donated as a none-working piece of equipment. Many hours were spent bringing it back to life. It is amazing to see in action.
The "Nebraska" Corliss Steam Engine Project
Your support is important to our work at South Central Threshing Association. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, one of those ways is with monetary donations to our "Nebraska" Corliss Steam Engine Restoration. We received a complete Corliss Steam Engine (in many parts) from a Nebraska Sugar Mill. We are looking to restore this Corliss Engine to working condition.
Learn more about how you can get involved, either by manual labor, knowledge or monetary donations to this project.
Contact Tracy at 701-391-4500
THIS IS A HUGE PROJECT AND WE CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOUR HELP!
The Braddock News
Here at South Central Threshing Association, we have our own print shop. This is a unique collection of retired printing equipment from various print shops around the country. We have a few "one of a kind" relics from the days of manual typesetting and mass copy productions.
Several Books have been printed from our Presses. Each year students from various colleges and local schools come to the Threshing Grounds to relive the early years of newspaper and mass production of type.
Follow this link for the PBS documentary on the Braddock News
The Blacksmith Shop
Custom Items for Sale
Learning a Trade
The Master and the apprentice