Last Sunday we were at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum for the Ford Taurus event. When we went upstairs to get a few shots of the crowd from above, Sheldon Steele, Education and Lecture Manager of the museum, asked if we wanted to something "really cool." He didn't have to ask twice!
Sheldon led us to a non-descrip door at the top of the stairs. The door opened into a sun-drenched attic. It took our eyes a moment to adjust to the brightness. When they did, we were totally blown away. We only had time for a quick walk-through, but what we saw was quite amazing.
The attic was filled with all kinds of antique cars parts, carriages, and sleds. We now know what it must have felt like when a "treasure hunter" discovers a find! Aside from all of the antique automotive goodies, we also noticed the then state-of-the-art architectural construction (ceiling, floor) of this space. The techniques were amazing, even by today's standards. They definitely don't make 'em like this anymore.
All of the stuff in the attic is in great condition, if a bit dusty. Properly displayed, they would make a great addition to the museum. In order to make these "treasures" available for viewing to the general public, the Larz Anderson Auto Museum could really use our support.
There are many ways to help them out. One is to become a member today. Another is to attend their great lawn events on the weekends. The next lawn event is the Tutto Italiano 2009 on August 2nd. Go and you may also get a chance to win a Ducati SuperBike! Hope to see you there! [Permalink] - LAAM Attic