2014 Events Offer Variety
John Gunnell - May 15, 2014 01:41 PM
Amelia Earhart’s 1923 “Yellow Peril” Kissel Gold Bug with the Forney Museum’s very rare Union Pacific “Big Boy” locomotive behind it.John Gunnell
Built for a disposed King from Greece, this 1923 Hispano Suiza with dual rear wheels was bought by a Hollywood director and used in several films.John Gunnell
The Forney Transportation Museum (www.forneymuseum.org) has been a Denver, Colorado, tradition for many years. The massive collection includes cars, trucks, motorcycles, trains, trollies, buses, carriages and airplanes. There are over 500 items related to transportation history on exhibit.
Attracting visitors is one of the big challenges of any museum. The Forney has solved the problem by hosting multiple exhibitions during the year. The first theme for 2014 was Volkswagens and that showing is to be followed with several-month-long exhibits of Lincoln Mark series cars, World War II military vehicles (in honor of D-Day) and a Buick display later in the year.
Upcoming exhibits are listed on the museum’s website. In addition, the museum has photography classes and an adopt-a-car program. There is a drive for donations ongoing to fund the restoration of the 1921 Kissel Sport Touring car that was the first vehicle in the collection.
The best way to keep up with the Forney Museum’s special exhibits is to sign up for a membership. Members receive discounts on museum events, their name displayed near their favorite vehicle, discounted tickets for friends and family, sneak previews of all museum exhibits, souvenirs and more.