Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Visit to the Bickford Collection Museum in Yarmouth

Mr Ring mentioned that we should go visit the Bickford Collection Museum in Yarmouth.

In the 1960s, Erv Bickford bought a 1949 Chevy pickup truck beat-up and restored it to factory condition. The project sparked a passion in Bickford.
That passion is now on display at The Bickford Collection at two locations: Yarmouth Junction on East Elm Street and downtown just off Main Street.

 We " drove" a hot red car.
 Only 18 trucks like this one were built in the US.

At the Railroad Square location, Bickford's family constructed an open-air post-and-beam pavilion and courtyard with more than a dozen vehicles ranging from a pristine 1946 Mack firetruck to a circa-1920 Buffalo Springfield steamroller, which literally ran on steam.
About half of the vehicles are stored under the metal roof of the pavilion. The other half are arranged in a mulch-covered courtyard which is meant to be enjoyed as a playground. it is opened to the public from 1-5.

 The kids' favorite truck to drive..firetruck

We had a lot of fun!!