It's a beautiful day in Owls Head and we're looking forward to an action-packed weekend! During our final event of the season, History Comes Alive, teams of staff and volunteers will systematically go through our collection demonstrating as many pieces as we can run during the course of the weekend. Many of these extra special vehicles are rarely run, and not only will our visitors have a chance to see our collection in action like never before, rides will be offered in conjunction with the demonstration of many pieces! At 10:45 Saturday, October 10, C. Michael Hiam, author of Dirigible Dreams will give a presentation on the history of the fascinating airships and copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Free Model T rides and the popular pedal car corral will be offered throughout the day, and concessions catered by French & Brawn Marketplace will be available for purchase.
All pre-1995 vehicles are invited to hit the road and exhibit at the show, exhibitors and one guest get in free. Admission is $16 for adults, youth under 18 as well as retired and active duty Military (Uniformed Services ID required) are admitted free. Our antique aircraft will take to the skies (weather permitting) to fly the final antique aeroplane show of the season. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and the show runs until 3:00 p.m. each day. Don't miss this special weekend on Runway 17!
When we say we're planning to run our collection this weekend at History Comes Alive, we mean it! Visitors are in for an especially rare treat on Saturday, October 10, when Andy Swift of Firefly Restoration joins us to demonstrate one of the most impressive pieces on the Museum floor: steam pumper "Vesuvius."
History Comes Alive is the final show of our 2015 outdoor event season and all pre-1995 vehicles are invited to attend! During this special show, museum staff and volunteers will work their way through the collection, demonstrating as many ground vehicles as possible during the course of the weekend! Weather permitting, our antique aeroplanes will take to the sky for the final antique aeroplane show of the season. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, the show runs until 3:00 p.m. each day. Admission is $16 for adults, youth under 18 as well as retired and active duty Military (Uniformed Services ID required) are admitted free.
Our 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen replica is one of the pieces our visitors enjoy most, and we love to share it with our guests. Originally designed by Karl Benz, this vehicle represents the first successful gasoline powered automobile and the foundation of one of the world's best known automobile marques: Mercedes-Benz.View Post >>
We can't believe that our last outdoor event of the 2015 season is coming up this weekend, October 10 and October 11! During our History Comes Alive antique auto and aeroplane show, owners of pre-1995 autos are invited to hit the road and celebrate the conclusion of a great show season with us! We'll demonstrate as many vehicles from our collection as we can squeeze into one weekend! Weather permitting, we'll fly the final antique aeroplane show of the season. Model T rides, family activities, great concessions and more ensure an action-packed weekend on Runway 17. Plan to join us!View Post >>