Organized in 1963, the Portersville Steam & Old Equipment Association (PSOEA) is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of antique steam vehicles and other old machines.
Steam engines (heat engines using boiling water to produce mechanical motion) have a long history, going back at least 2000 years. Early devices were not practical power producers, but more advanced designs producing usable power have become a major source of mechanical power over the last 300 years, enabling the industrial revolution, beginning with applications for mine water removal using vacuum engines.
The PSOEA's facility in rural Butler County includes various buildings housing an interesting mixture of equipment --- many of them still in working order. It is located on the site of a former strip mine. The club's 30 acres are often used for various kinds of events, from machine show to flea markets.
The club also holds meetings here.
Varies per event; call for information.
Free, on-site parking is available.