Rough & Tumble Engineers
Kinzers, Pennsylvania




Would you like to Join Rough and Tumble?  

Click here for a printable Membership Application to mail, or Click here to first time Sign-up on line with PayPal.

To Renew your membership via paypal, login with your email and password. Then go to your profile and renew your membership via paypal on line. 

2024 Memberships  
Individual $25.00
Family:  $40.00  (Parents & Children 16 and under)
Lifetime:  $250.00

 Membership in Rough and Tumble is widespread both by age and geographically. It is not unusual to see three and even four generations of a family riding around the grounds on a huge steam traction engine during events. Likewise, the parking lot is full of cars and motor homes from all over the United States and Canada during Annual Reunions.

Membership in Rough and Tumble renewable at the beginning of each year and is payable at the gift shop, via mail or now by PayPal with your credit card thru our web site. We also offer Lifetime memberships.  Membership brings many benefits.

Please note if you renew your membership online via paypal before you receive your mailed membership card just prior to a show, you should bring your PayPal receipt for entrance.

Membership Liability Release

 Due to the inherently dangerous nature of agricultural and industrial activities carried out on Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association (“Rough and Tumble”) premises, the undersigned applicant/member (“Applicant”) agrees to sign a Rough and Tumble Liability Release (“Release”), available online or upon entry to Rough and Tumble premises, before or upon entering Rough and Tumble premises.  The Applicant also agrees that, should the Applicant bring guests to the property who have not already signed a Release, the Applicant shall explain to the guests the inherently dangerous nature of activities on Rough and Tumble premises, and shall ensure that, before or upon entering Rough and Tumble premises.  The Applicant acknowledges that Rough and Tumble is a non-profit organization which relies upon the care and attention of its members to make sure that all visitors to Rough and Tumble are properly informed of, and take adequate care as to, Rough and Tumble’s  agricultural and industrial activities.  The Applicant will indemnify and hold harmless Rough and Tumble as to any damages or injury which occur by reason of the Applicant’s failure to comply with the terms hereof. 

"Work Saturdays" are the first Saturday of each month. As an active member of the Association, we hope that you will participate in monthly work days and events. This allows members to get hands on experience in the hobbie of their choice, be it steam, gas, diesel, blacksmithing, trains, machine shop, etc. Additionally your monthly participation helps R & T maintain the buildings, grounds, and equipment for future generations.

To participate in a work day for a particular area of the Musuem:


JC (Doc) Sturgis – Blacksmith Shop

Bill Hazzard - Large Gas Engine

Jonathon Kreiser- Little Toot Railroad

Dennis Hornberger –  Shay Railroad

Tom Mauro – Stationary Steam Engine

Butch Biesecker – Steam Traction Engine

Wayne Hartshorne – Building and Facilities Maintenance

Kathleen Hazzard – Gift Shop and Admission gate

Bill Hazzard – Gas Engines


If you are interested in volunteering during one of our events, please contact:

Volunteer Coordinator Jim Weist at 856-434-3896