The New York Steam Engine Association is located at 3349 Gehan Road, Canandaigua New York 14424. NYSEA is a member owned organization that was formed in Canandaigua, New York in 1960. The club’s purpose is to promote and encourage interest in the operation, ownership and preservation of the antique equipment powered by steam or otherwise.
Originally the show was held at Roseland Park until 1971 when the Club purchased 28 acres on Gehan Road. After many dedicated hours of work by Club member’s over the years, NYSEA has grown to 100 acres of beautiful show grounds in Ontario County.
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT I’d like to start off by saying that I hope this letter finds all of you happy, healthy, and safe. I know that these are unprecedented times and as we all learn to maneuver our way through this new normal, know that we at the pageant missed being able to see you all this year. While our decision to cancel this year’s show was not an easy one, the board felt that it was in the best interest of our entire community, volunteers, members, exhibitors, and guests. Unfortunately due to the limitations that New York State has set forth, we must also announce that we have had to cancel this year’s Thresherman’s Dinner. As you are all aware the Thresherman’s Dinner is where we would have had our elections for officers and directors. Because of this cancellation the board has voted to extend the terms of those currently in office until 2021. With that said, we do have two directors that have chosen to not continue another year and so we will be replacing them with the 6th and 7th place votes from last year’s dinner. We would like to thank Tom Curtis and Asa Burton and congratulate Pat Murphy and Jon Muck. To further comply with current COVID-19 guidance it is with sadness that we also cancel the 2020 Christmas party and all general meetings until further notice. We will continue to keep you up to date on our Facebook page and here on our Website. While I know this year has been a trying one for everybody, the New York Steam Engine Association was affected greatly as well. We missed out on our largest fund raiser of the year, our show. Please know that your continued support, donations, and memberships mean the world to us and the livelihood of our organization. We encourage our loyal members to print off and fill out the 2021 Membership form and return it with your membership fee. Thank you for your continued support, Rick Finley, President