Greenville Resident Takes Oliver Farm Equipment Expertise To Scotland

L to R: John Oliver Pearson (son of Mary Oliver of Scotland), Sherry Schaefer, and Peter McManus Of the Liddesdale Heritage Association following the presentation of the Oliver plow at the Village Hall.

Sherry Schaefer of Greenville is a leading historian and expert on the Oliver Farm Equipment Company.

She recently took a trip to Scotland, the birthplace of the company’s founder, James Oliver. He moved to the United States in 1835 and later started the company.

Schaefer provided information to residents of Newcastleton, Scotland about a native they knew little about. Click below to hear more:

Schaefer said the reception to her visit and speech at the heritage museum was overwhelming. Some of her Oliver collection is now in Scotland. Click below to hear more:

Schaefer owns a large collection of Oliver literature, has written several books about Oliver and the company, and her local business, 3-Point Ink, publishes the magazine “Oliver Heritage.”