Thursday, June 13, 2013

Roadtripping to National Museums-- Part 2

NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE MUSEM,  RENO NEVADA--

A red-and-white 1907 Thomas Flyer which went 22,000 miles to win the epic New York to Paris Race is one of 200 rare and valuable cars in this collection of gaming industry pioneer William F. Harrah.  An 1892 steam-powered Philion is one of the oldest existing American-built automobiles.

 Also there is a 1937 experimental Airomobile, a sleek 1938 Phantom Corsair, Frank Sinatra's 1961 Ghia and Elvis' 1973 Eldorado Coupe among many others.

The museum opened in 1989.


NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME, COOPERSTOWN, NY

The shrine to America's National Pastime, containing nearly 40,000 artifacts, 500,000 photos and 3 million books tells the story of baseball's greatest players and teams.  Opened in 1939 by Stephen C. Clark, the museum is a timeline from the beginning of the sport back in the 1840s to the present.

There are also special exhibits on the Negro Leagues, women and Latin American players.

Some items to see are Babe Ruth's bat from his record-setting home run in 1927 and Hank Aaron's uniform from his 715th home run.  Plus, be sure to see the gallery of hall-of-famers honoring the top players, managers, umpires, executives and broadcasters.

This is one museum I'd really like to visit.

Getting the Road and getting History.  --RoadDog

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