A.P. Brush and Henry Ford

Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Henry Ford
A. P. Brush and Henry Ford met in the early days of the development of the automobile.  As mentioned before, each shared the common goal of delivering the $500 car to the public. Each was successful in meeting their goals but the path was difficult at best. Henry’s early ventures into car production were not successful but led to Mr. Brush’s success. Likewise, Ford’s success would be the harbinger of Brush’s downfall. On to the details...

Reciprocal Day Fun

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
A little friend "driving" our fire truck at the Discovery Museum
Everyone had a great time at both The Discovery and the National Automobile Museum during reciprocal admission days.   Congratulations to Carlene and John - winners of the $50 Museum store gift certificates!!   Mark your calendar - the next reciprocal days are September 27 and 28, 2013.

Father's Day For Free

Friday, June 14, 2013
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All dads receive free admission when visiting with their family on this day.*

The Abernathy Boys

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Abernathy Boys
Part 3 of a three part installment by guest blogger, Flat Tire Jack:

Murder Mystery at the Museum

Friday, May 17, 2013
Three Ladies at the Photo Car - National Automobile Museum
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.

Nevada SkillsUSA

Monday, May 13, 2013
Nevada SkillsUSA Photography Students
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.

"Everyman's Car"

Monday, May 6, 2013
1908 Brush Runabout - National Automobile Museum
Part 2 of a three part installment by guest blogger, Flat Tire Jack: Return to Gallery 1 to study the 1908 Brush Runabout.

Exceptional Evening at Rancharrah

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Karen Burns with Lauren in vintage costume with our racing Cord
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.  

Fantastic 2013 History Symposium

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Michael Branch Presentation -  History Symposium
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.

Gallery 1 and the Lead Up to the Brush Roadster

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?