Seal Cove Auto Museum to Open for Season Saturday May 1st
The Seal Cove Auto Museum in Seal Cove opens for the season, Saturday May 1st and will be open daily through October 31st, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission to the Museum is $10.00 per adults with everyone under 18 admitted for free! In keeping with the CDC guidelines, facial coverings are required when in the museum.
The Museum's major exhibit, Engines of Change: A Suffrage Centennial, focuses on the role the automobile played in women’s independence and suffrage, and how improvements in technology were harnessed to mobilize social movements.
The exhibit delves into the history of the fight for women’s suffrage, how women mobilized their messages across multiple generations, and the legacy and continuing stories of those battles today. As a new technology, the automobile was instrumental in bringing about social, economic, and personal freedoms for women one hundred years ago – whether they were advocating for their right to vote, proving their skills behind the wheel, or driving just for the love of it.
The exhibit features adventurers, inventors, race car drivers, activists, and other women from all walks of life who used the automobile as a means of breaking out of their traditional roles. In addition,the Museum highlights two women, Alice Burke and Nell Richardson, who in 1916 were the first people to drive a loop around the US; their mission – promoting voting rights for women.
This Saturday, May 1st the Seal Cove Auto Museum presents their 1st Cars and Coffee event from 9 a.m to 12 Noon. There is no admission and you can go through the museum until noon without admission.
The theme for the 1st Cars and Coffee event is Large Displacement engines. Feature parking on the lawn will be provided to anyone who comes with 350 cubic inches and above!
Cars and Coffee events are special opportunities for drivers to show off their own special cars and for all auto enthusiasts and community members to peer under hoods, drink some coffee and enjoy a morning at the museum.