About Us

As the Northern Indiana Historical Power Association, our club promotes the preservation, restoration and demonstration of antique farm equipment. The club’s main focus is on tractors, steam engines, gas powered stationary engines, along with antique plowing, planting, and harvesting equipment. As these pieces of equipment that once began their lives as a way of making a living, N.I.H.P.A. has begun using them as an educational avenue for younger generations to come as a preservation of power.

We meet monthly at Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso, Indiana (see schedule below).

Our main event is the Annual Fall Harvest Festival and Antique Equipment Show, scheduled for the last weekend in September. Along with our featured tractors and engines, we look forward to the return of The American Truck Historical Society, and Winamac Old Auto Club. We host a flea market and craft fair during the show. Please email nihpamembership@yahoo.com if you are interested in exhibiting equipment, or being a vendor in the flea market, craft, or concessions area. Camping is available on the show grounds.

Officers and Directors for the 2019 calendar year:

President:  Nick Misch

Vice President:  Matt Howton

Treasurer:  Geoff Schoeneck

Secretary:  Rianna Jade Priest

Directors: 2018-2019

Adam Floyd
Jack Kashak
Tom Payne
Mark Payne
Tim Shively

Directors: 2019-2020

Ron Struble

Alex Tuesberg

Mike Pogue

Charlie Hardesty

Jim Sherrick

Membership Meetings - last Wednesdays (7:30pm Sunset Hill Farm)

Please make a special effort to attend the Spring & Summer Meetings, as we fill make plans for the upcoming show.

Directors’ Meetings - 2nd Wednesdays (7:30pm, all members welcome to attend)

Membership cost remains at $12.00 for the year, and you are encouraged to send in your dues now so that you will remain on our mailing list. If you are a paid life member, please fill out the membership form so we can verify your information and keep you on the mailing list.