The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles will be hosting Professor Fred Gantz from Harrisburg Area Community College on Saturday, August 9 at 2pm for a special presentation on the Lincoln Highway. “The Lincoln Highway: A Road Through History” will explore, through photographs and artifacts, the history and charm of this important roadway in American history. Regular admission rates apply to this event. Museum members are free. Refreshments will be served.
The Lincoln Highway, or U.S. Route 30, is the first transcontinental highway for automobiles and was dedicated in 1913 during President Woodrow Wilson’s administration. This event is being presented in conjunction with the Museum’s current special exhibit, Woodrow Wilson, President Electric: Harnessing the Power of Innovation in the Progressive Era.
This immersive, interactive exhibit is at the Boyertown Museum on loan from the Woodrow Wilson House Museum in Washington, D.C., and explores the many technological advances made during, and influenced by, his time in office. Featured in the exhibit is the Museum’s own 1921 Milburn Light Electric Opera Coupe, which is the same kind of automobile used by President Wilson’s Secret Service men. President Electric will be on display until September 30, 2014.
The Museum, located at 85 South Walnut Street in Boyertown. For more information call 610-367-2090 or visit www.boyertownmuseum.org.