|Post Office Box 32||Orange, MA 01364|
|What we do, and how to join....|
Anyone who joins the CMSGMA becomes a full member and is welcome to attend the meetings and become an active part of organizing our show. |
It is the active members, a relatively small group of people, who organize the Yankee Enginuity Show at the Orange Airport. This show is held every year on the last full weekend of June. The dates for the 2007 show are June 23 and 24. We generally attract between 400 and 500 exhibitors. If it's not the largest show in New England, it's certainly the BEST show in New England! Our show is free to the public (there is a $2 donation to the organization that supervises our parking). In order to exhibit at our show you must be a member. The dues are $10 a year, or $15 for a family membership! (Includes wife/gf and kids under 14) There is a newsletter sent out to all members at least three times a year.
Our official prescheduled meetings are in Orange, on the first Saturday in April, the first Wednesday of May, June, September; and October. There is also an annual banquet, usually in November. Meetings are held at the Central Congregational Church, 93 South Main St., Orange, MA. To see this year's dates, click HERE.
We don't specialize in anything. There are members who collect one lungers, tractors, steam engines, toys, farm implements, tools, hog oilers, barbed wire, pumps... anything old and mechanical will do! The organization is not a big commercial venture; it's just part of our hobby. It costs thousands of dollars to put on the show each year, and one of our major concerns is raising the money. It comes from members dues, donations from the public, the sponsorship of local merchants, and a little donating from anyone who sells things at our show, especially the non-profit church groups that run the food concessions. It all comes together, and it WORKS!
If you'd like to join BEFORE the show, please send a check to the PO Box:
Your dues will be recorded and your name will be placed on the list for the next newsletter. You can also join at the show on June 28 and 29. THAT is when the dues are actually "due".
Preservers of Antique Engines & Machinery
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