UNL Tractor Museum Has New Manager - UNL CropWatch, August 15, 2012

UNL Tractor Museum Has New Manager - UNL CropWatch, August 15, 2012

August 15, 2012

Lance Todd is the new manager of exhibits and collections of the University of Nebraska's Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test Museum.

Todd joins the museum from the Smith Collection at the Museum of American Speed in Lincoln, where he has worked for the past eight years. Todd grew up in Eagle and attended Waverly High School. He graduated from Doane College in Crete in 2008 with a degree in art education.

While at the Museum of American Speed, he specialized in exhibit design and museum work.

"Coming to the Tractor Museum, I see a brand new slate with enormous opportunity," Todd said. He said he hopes to take the museum with its rich history to a level that shows the impact of the Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory and its impact on the agricultural world.

The new exhibits Todd is working on are slated to be finished by the museum's open house on Aug. 31.

"With new state-of-the art exhibits we hope to not only be an active part of the ag world, but also Lincoln tourism as well," he said. "We hope to make it a neat place for people to see and learn about the test facility and the history as well as other agricultural elements."

Established in 1988, the Larsen Tractor Museum occupies the former Nebraska Tractor Test Laboratory building on UNL's East Campus. It is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.