Car and carriage caravaning museum - 16 juli 2009
The Car and Carriage Caravan Museum exhibit is a tour of milestones in transportation, including authentically restored cars, carriages, coaches and costumes, dating from 1725 to 1941. The centerpiece of the collection is the 1892 Benz, one of the oldest cars in the country still in operating condition. Other highlights include a Conestoga Wagon, a 1908 Baker Electric, a 1913 Stanley Steamer, and Rudolph Valentino's 1925 Rolls Royce. The collection was assembled in the 1950s under the direction of H. T. N. Graves, President of Luray Caverns Corporation. What started as one man's fascination with antique transportation led to a museum that both preserves and explains the history of travel. The social, political and economic impact of motorized vehicles is traced throughout the collection, providing an insightful look at the role of transportation in the future and the importance of auto enthusiasts now and then.