Historic autos will be showcased Saturday at Madison museum | Madison Eagle News


MADISON – Historic automobiles will be showcased from 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday, July 14, on Green Village Road as the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts presents “Carriage to Car Day” at the museum at 9 Main St. at Green Village Road in downtown Madison.

The “rain date” will be this Sunday, July 15.

The outdoor event will offer an up-close experience with both carriages and early automobiles, and is part of the museum’s programming in connection with its current major exhibit, “Are We There Yet? Stories of Travel by Stagecoach and Steam.”

The exhibit tells the story of early travel in New Jersey, before the invention of the automobile, and compares that era to the high-speed travel of the 21st century.

“Carriage to Car Day” is designed to appeal to families, car enthusiasts and history buffs, and will showcase a historic Stanley Steamer automobile from 1899, two early 1900s cars, and a 19th century carriage — minus the horses.

Green Village Road in front of the museum will be closed from 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday, July 14, “to offer visitors an opportunity to view these extraordinary vehicles that harken back to a time when routine travel from place to place was a major event,” said museum Director Deborah Farrar Starker.

“In the late 1800s traveling from Newark to Philadelphia by horse-drawn carriage was long, dusty, uncomfortable and monotonous,” Starker observed. “Then along came the automobile and changed everything forever.”



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