The Pioneers of Automobile Collecting

The Pioneers of Automobile Collecting

The Pioneers of Automobile Collecting by Roberto M. Rodriguez (Ret.) Let me take you back to the very beginning of the old car hobby – back to 1939 to be exact – and an article that appeared on September 8 of that year. The headline read, “Vintage Cars...
What is the Brass Era?

What is the Brass Era?

The Brass Era of automobile manufacturing, approximately 1895-1915, features engineering so exquisite it doubles as artistry. Aptly named, the era describes automobiles that were frequently decked out in brass, from their headlights and kerosene lamps, to their...

Seal Cove Auto Museum Welcomes New Staff

The Mount Desert Island Historical Society and Seal Cove Auto Museum are once again working together to offer a full-time, year-round position shared by the two organizations. The purpose of the job-share is to provide meaningful employment for talented people while...

Members and Friends Gather for Annual Meeting

We were happy to welcome members as well as some new friends to our Annual Meeting at the beginning of August. Past President Liz McMullan spoke of our recent accomplishments, including: Two national awards for our Auto Wars: Then & Now exhibit. An unrestricted...
Peter & Ford’s Great Journey

Peter & Ford’s Great Journey

Peter Brown, the museum’s Head Mechanic, is currently making his way from Buffalo, NY, to Halifax, NS, for the Hemmings Motor News Great Race, a ten-day time-speed-endurance rally for pre-1972 cars. Peter is driving a 1930 Ford Model A boat-tailed speedster,...
Seal Cove Auto Museum Wins Two National Awards

Seal Cove Auto Museum Wins Two National Awards

The Seal Cove Auto Museum is the recipient of an Award of Merit from American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) for their Auto Wars: Then & Now exhibit. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 73rd year, is the most prestigious recognition...
Seal Cove Auto Museum Wins 2018 AASLH Award of Merit

Seal Cove Auto Museum Wins 2018 AASLH Award of Merit

NASHVILLE, TN—The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces that the Seal Cove Auto Museum is the recipient of an Award of Merit for their Auto Wars: Then & Now exhibit. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 73rd year,...