Transportation Day at L.C. Bates Museum July 27

HINCKLEY — The L.C. Bates Museum will host Transportation Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 27. Antique automobiles will be parked on the museum lawn. Participants can tour the museum and see how transportation has changed and varied over time and learn about the horse-drawn vehicles in the museum.

Transportation Day will include everything from antique automobiles featured outside the museum, to models of Native American kayaks and canoes, carriages and exhibits inside the museum. Learn about vehicles that were used on the Good Will-Hinckley campus and in Maine.

Children’s activities include: toy car racing, foam airplane races, printing on the old presses, making a paper plan and a paper boat float. The antique cars include a 1936 Chevy master, two 1959 Edsels, a 1968 GTO, a 1940 Plymouth, a 1950 Chrysler and a 1971 Roadrunner. If the skies are clear, sun flares that travel into space can be seen through the telescope.

The museum and car exhibit open at 1 p.m., the toy car race begins at 2 p.m., the foam plane race wil start at 3 p.m., paper boat fold and float is set for 3:30 p.m. Self-guided tours, solar observing and scavenger hunts are ongoing.

For more information about the L.C. Bates Museum programs, call 238-4250 or email [email protected]. Museum hours are 10 a.m-4:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, other times are available by appointment.

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.