Going Places Exhibit at the Park City Museum
GOING PLACES EXHIBIT AT PC MUSEUM
Carriages, not cars, once ruled the road. These forerunners of automobiles and trucks were essential to American life in the 1800s. Now, visitors to the Park City Museum can experience diverse artifacts that help tell the story of early transportation. “We’re excited to have this nationally traveling exhibition to share with our visitors,” says Park City Museum Executive Director, Sandra Morrison. “It is very interactive and explores the entire culture of moving 100 years ago.”
Carriages came in a wide array of sizes, shapes, and finishes for a variety of purposes. The museum is displaying an 1870s stagecoach, children’s carriages, and assorted harnesses and tack that speak about people's desire for travel, speed, and new technology. "Going Places" explores the culture, evolution, and eventual demise of horse-drawn transportation, from the early nineteenth century through the industrial revolution and into the 1900s and the dawn of the automobile age.
WHAT: Going Places
WHEN: April 6th – May 28th
WHERE: Park City Museum – 528 Main Street, Park City, Utah
This exhibition has been made possible through NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is brought to you by Mid-America Arts Alliance. Going Places was organized by The Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages in Stony Brook, New York.
The Park City Museum is dedicated to preserving, protecting, and promoting the rich and diverse history and heritage of Park City, Utah. For more information, please visit www.parkcityhistory.org.