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John Deere Collectors ‘Clubhouse’ To Open

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By Staff

The John Deere Collectors Center and the Moline Tractor and Plow
Company, the latest additions to the popular John Deere Commons in
downtown Moline, Illinois, will celebrate Grand Opening ceremonies
August 10-11.

The Moline Tractor and Plow Company is the living history
exhibit of the John Deere Collectors Center, and forms its heart
and soul. The facility replicates a 1950s-era John Deere dealership
and is expected to draw tens of thousands to the Quad Cities each
year from points around the globe.

The August grand opening celebration will coincide with the John
Deere Collectors Center’s second annual ‘All Green’
antique auction. In addition, the grand opening celebration will
replicate a John Deere Day from the late 1950s, including an
antique tractor show, an old-fashioned barbeque, clowns and musical
entertainment.

The Moline Tractor and Plow Company will consist of five major
departments: an interactive restoration area, an over-the-counter
parts department, an interactive restoration area, an open display
center showcasing tractors and implements, and a specialty retail
shop.

Operating as a clearinghouse of information, the John Deere
Center will provide access to a variety of information, including a
library of books and literature on John Deere tractors, equipment,
and parts. An on-site researcher will also be available to access
historical information for Collectors Center members. The
dealership’s services will help collectors obtain parts and
information that can be difficult to find, and will assist with
restoration questions.

The Moline Tractor and Plow Company will be open, free of
charge, seven days a week. For more information about membership to
the John Deere Collectors Center or about a visit to the Moline
Tractor and Plow Company, call 800-240-5265, or log onto
www.JohnDeereCollectorsCtr.com.

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