Friday, June 14, 2013
All dads receive free admission when visiting with their family on this day.*
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Part 3 of a three part installment by guest blogger, Flat Tire Jack:
Friday, May 17, 2013
Our first Murder Mystery dinner at the National Automobile Museum with the Sparks Rotary… A grand time was had by all. Watch the calendar for opportunities to join in our next Murder Mystery at the Museum with Patty’s Tours and The Utility Players.
Monday, May 13, 2013
The National Automobile Museum was happy to host the Nevada SkillsUSA photography competition as part of our ongoing mission to provide educational experiences through our collection.
SkillsUSA gives students all over the country the opportunity to acquire valuable employability skills; a hands on skill set as well as leadership skills. Students also get the opportunity to test those skills against fellow students; locally, state wide, nationally, and in some cases internationally, all the while being overseen by business and industry to ensure the highest standards.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Part 2 of a three part installment by guest blogger, Flat Tire Jack:
Return to Gallery 1 to study the 1908 Brush Runabout.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Friday, April 19 our members enjoyed a wonderous evening at Rancharrah. Special thank you to Airport Mini Bus, Karen Burns Productions, Rancharrah and John Harrah.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
What a wonderful experience! We received great feedback from participants saying once again that the Musuem's History Symposium exceeded expectations.
Thank you so much to everyone who attended, our great speakers and supporters including Nevada Humanities, Harrah's Reno, National Automobile Museum Volutneers and Teaching American History Project.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Part 1 of a three part installment by Flat Tire Jack, guest blogger.
Gallery 1 is a curious place. It is the archive of our earliest expressions of mechanized personal travel. The beginning of the twentieth century was marked by a seminal debate. Should the automobile replace the horse and carriage? If the auto was to be successful, it needed to be utilitarian and economical. Was that possible?
Monday, February 11, 2013
KNPB and the National Automobile Museum were thrilled to host the 50th birthday party for Clifford, The Big Red Dog. Parents and children celebrated with a Clifford episode in the theater, a scavenger hunt throughout the Museum, balloon sculptures, birthday cake, reading and more. A great time was had by all.
Monday, January 28, 2013
The Chrysler Newport, one of the last dual cowl phaetons, was designed by Ralph Roberts and custom-built by LeBaron, Carrossiers in Detroit, Michigan. The car featured an all-aluminum body, concealed headlamps, folding windshield and hide-away top. There were a total of six Newports constructed by Chrysler as show vehicles and four are known to exist today. One of the Newports was selected as the 1940 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car. This was the first and still the only time a non-production car has been used in this event.