You are cordially invited to attend the CLASSIC MOTOR MUSEUM OF ST. MICHAELS GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION on April 22, 2017 from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Join us for our ribbon cutting to celebrate the official opening.
Food and libations will be provided by local award-winning restaurants, Lyon Distilling and Eastern Shore Brewery
Music will be provided, break-free, by Kenny Haddaway and his crew of fine local musicians and vocalists.
Take a chance on a raffle to win a 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Roadster.
Casual attire. No pets (to avoid damage to priceless automobiles.)
It's been a long and winding road, but the finish line is rapidly approaching for the Classic Motor Museum of St. Michaels. The museum has announced it will open its doors to the public on April
The project began germinating back in the Spring of 2012 as an effort to help revitalize the economy of Talbot County by increasing tourism traffic. It quickly captured the imagination of dozens of volunteers and generous donors. Since its inception, the museum's mission has also grown to include a strong focus on education and career training. The museum board is hoping to fill a void for young people who have few vocational-technical education opportunities in the county. Museum President Tad duPont says, "It's all about giving back. I'm very optimistic and excited for the museum and the community."
The museum now has the pedal to the metal as everyone involved scrambles to put the finishing touches on the newly constructed exhibit barn. duPont is grateful that so many contractors and suppliers have stepped up to donate their time and materials. He says everyone he's approached for help has replied, "We understand what you're doing here. We got it." duPont notes that not a single tax dollar has been spent on the museum.
When it opens on April 22nd visitors will be able to figuratively kick the tires of a unique collection of classic vehicles, representing three eras of automotive development. The collection will include pre World War II antiques, post WWII sports cars, and modern specialty cars like Corvettes, Mustangs and rat rods. Visitors will also be able to pore over an extensive collection of motoring artifacts, including classic models and a comprehensive automotive library. It will be the only museum of it's kind on the Eastern Shore. And it will be a living museum with a constantly rotating collection, so visitors will see something new every time they return.
The April opening may seem like a long way off as we fend off the harsh winter weather, but duPont says, "The path is clear now. The rest is not nearly as daunting as getting the exhibit barn built." It's a race against time, but the checkered flag is finally in sight.