We have on exhibit a set of carpenters' tools from the early 1900s, artifacts used by skilled artisans in the construction and repair of horseless carriages. These particular tools belonged to the founder's grandfather.
If you've visited the museum over the past year, you've seen in various states of repair and disrepair the Stanley Model 85, a steam car replica originally built by a trio of enthusiasts in the 1970s for the purpose of participating in transcontinental tours. With a giant, 100-gallon water tank, the big 30 hp, seven passenger Stanley is well-equipped to travel cross-country comfortably.
The in-house mechanical restoration of "Big Green" is coming to a close, but you can still see the inner workings of this steam car for a time. Stop by today to see the Model 85 AND SEVEN OTHER examples of steam-powered automobiles spanning two-and-a-half decades in the early 1900s.
The Ten Foods of Florida is an ever-evolving list, involving arguments as to whether strawberry shortcake or pecan pie should topple Key Lime pie as the Sunshine State’s most iconic dessert, or whether the Cuban is more significant than a fried grouper sandwich. This illustrated talk also discusses Cortez mullet, Vernon gophers, LaBelle swamp cabbage, Ybor City Cuban bread, stone-ground grits, Immokalee tomatoes, and Hastings potatoes and the lamentation of the decline of iconic foods such as whole-hog BBQ and Apalachicola oysters.
Please reserve your seat in advance.
Experts, advocates and enthusiasts, tell your story here. Listeners, bring your love of learning. After all, "no story lives unless someone wants to listen." - J.K. Rowling
Planning a car tour for your local or national club? This can't-miss collection of brass cars should be the first stop on your itinerary.
We love our community. Join us for community days featuring live engine demonstrations, brass cars, music and food.
Reserve your pass from your local library and stop on by the Collection on Palmetto.
This program is under development. Create art with the muralist. Study the design of automobiles from a photographer's perspective.