This year at the Monroe Fair – give yourself plenty of time to see the exhibits at the Western Heritage Center. Jerry Senner and his volunteers have been working for twenty years on the educational, engaging and interactive exhibits that teach how machines worked in the days before digital. It’s a great place for school groups, and family outings to see how all the old chainsaws, tractors, threshing machines really worked. One of the most fun is the model railroad representing how dependent we were on steam and diesel technology. It’s truly a special experience – see it before, during or after the Evergreen State Fair (Aug. 27th – Sept 7th).