Why did Holt Manufacturing name their early tractors “caterpillars”?

Learn the answer and hear other stories about agriculture history and the Heidrick Ag History Museum’s collection by activating the Guide by Cell tour during your visit.  When you see the blue Guide by Cell symbol, simply use your cell phone to call the number provided and follow the instructions to select the story you want to hear.

Each Guide by Cell story uses historical vignettes and tantalizing detail to provide in-depth information about select items from our collection. For example, hear about the invention of the self-laying track or how WWI changed the tractor industry. All stories are available in Spanish or English.  The visually impaired will find that it can enhance their enjoyment of the Museum. 

We are always looking for ways to improve the accessibility, comfort, and convenience of the Heidrick Museum, and we welcome your suggestions.  To give us suggestions via Guide by Cell, simply select “0”, followed by the “#” sign to record your comment.  Or if you prefer, drop a written comment in the suggestion box in the front reception area after your visit.