America’s First Supercar

America’s First Supercar

by Roberto Rodriguez, former Director of Curatorial Affairs A “supercar” is loosely defined as a high-performance street-legal car. I’ll tell you all about America’s first Supercar – the Stanley K Semi-Racer – but first a bit of background history. In...
Curator Highlights from the 2019 Season

Curator Highlights from the 2019 Season

The 2019 season, my first as Curator of Education, was stuffed to its hilt with beautiful days (and busy, rainy days!), great visitors, and fun events and programming at the museum. We are now in our off-season, and I thought it appropriate to reflect on some of the...
1904 Pope Hartford

1904 Pope Hartford

by Roberto Rodriguez, former Director of Curatorial Services Albert Augustus Pope emerged from the Civil War at the age of 22, with the brevetted rank of Colonel, commendations for bravery, and a small amount of carefully-saved military pay. Setting up shop in Boston,...
Picture Books for Young Innovators

Picture Books for Young Innovators

Selected by Jenna Beaulieu, Curator of Education Nothing beats a bedtime story – except perhaps a daytime story, after-lunch story, on-a-road-trip story…wait – maybe stories are just great all the way around! Picture books are an amazing way to...
Ford Model K

Ford Model K

By Roberto M. Rodriguez, Retired In 1905, Theodore Roosevelt occupied the White House, the average life expectancy was 47 years, only 14% of the homes in the U.S. had a bathtub, the tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower, the average wage in the U.S. was...
Tinker Camp 2019

Tinker Camp 2019

Earlier this year, we were pleased that Camp Beech Cliff approached us and asked if we would host a Tinker Camp for them here at the auto museum. A couple months later, we were even MORE pleased to hear that Tinker Camp was so popular among the registrants that Camp...
The Metz Plan

The Metz Plan

By Roberto M. Rodriguez, Retired What would you do if you had just taken over control of a debt-ridden company with a pile of unsold spare parts? If you were Charles Herman Metz, you would have come up with a plan – because not only did you possess a fine...