The Dougherty Museum in Longmont, Colorado celebrates and preserves the first three decades of the emerging automobile starting in the early 1900s. A few weeks ago I published an article about this Longmont, Colorado museum based on the collection of Ray Dougherty, a turkey grower and farmer who lived in Boulder County: http://www.examiner.com/article/dougherty-museum-preserving-the-early-days-of-motoring. In addition to an extensive automobile collection, this museum which is operated by Boulder County has Ray Dougherty’s impressive collection of early musical instruments on display.
The Dougherty Museum is located on Highway 287 one mile south of Longmont, Colorado. Don’t plan a trip there until warm weather returns though, as the museum is open only June to August on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. In the mean time, enjoy the article and slide show attached to the first article http://www.examiner.com/article/dougherty-museum-preserving-the-early-days-of-motoring. Also view the additional vehicles in the slide show attached to this article.
If you happen to live in Boulder County, you can participate in an innovative program and become a ‘paid volunteer’ at the museum, working up to the amount of your property tax bill for the year. Paying taxes is never fun but working with these antique cars comes darn close! Call one of the following two numbers or check out the Boulder County web site for more information about the Dougherty Museum or the Boulder County program: (303) 776-2520; (303) 684-0366; www.BoulderCountyOpenSpace.org
Trivia Question: What year was the first self-propelled land vehicle driven and what year was the first automotive accident recorded?
Answer to last week’s Trivia Question: The first auto show in America was held in Detroit in 1907.
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