More than 150 antique farm and garden tractors, gas engines, trucks and other farm equipment will be on rare public display Oct. 17 at the DD Living History Farm in Roxbury.

The Roxbury Land Trust will sponsor the display from 2 to 4 p.m. at 102 Painter Hill Road.

The museum-quality collection of vintage farm equipment has been amassed through the years by Roxbury resident Dudley Diebold.

"Preserving Roxbury's agricultural heritage through open space preservation is one of the missions of the Roxbury Land Trust and the DD Living History Farm offers a wonderful window into our farming past," said Julie Steers, land trust executive director

The DD Living History Farm has one of the country's most extensive collections of prairie tractors, sometimes known as "traction engines," which were used for threshing in the late 1800s and early 1900s long before the combine was invented.

For more information, visit or call 860-350-4148.