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FASNY Museum of Firefighting

The FASNY Museum of Firefighting was dedicated on Memorial Day 1926 with appropriate ceremonies.
In order to accommodate the numerous donations to the Museum, additions were necessary. The first addition was added in 1957, 31 years after the initial opening. The second addition came in 1972, with another expansion in 1989, and yet another in 2000 adding to the current size, totaling more than 50,000 square feet.
Today, the FASNY Museum of Firefighting contains the premiere collections of firefighting apparatus, equipment, gear and memorabilia in the world.

Total votes: 486

Northeast Classic Car Museum

The Northeast Classic Car Museum is an educational facility that collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits vehicles related to the evolution of transportation, with particular emphasis on the role of the automobile and its impact on American Culture.
The Museum opened on Memorial Day weekend 1997 with one building and just over 50 vehicles on display. Currently, over 100 vehicles are on display in 3 connected buildings.

Total votes: 500

The Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum

"The Buffalo Transportation/Pierce-Arrow Museum houses a world class collection of cars, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia from several decades. Buffalo-made vehicles, as well as sport- and muscle-cars are showcased.
The name Pierce-Arrow was once one of the most recognized and respected names in the automobile industry. For 38 years, the Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company produced some of the finest automobiles made, and for over 20 years, Pierce-Arrow supplied cars to the White House for the use of the President."

Total votes: 493

Curtis Turner Museum

The museum is dedicated to the preservation and education of the early days of stock car racing and the early days of dirt racing, as it pertains to an extraordinary, independent, Virginia Pioneer of Stock Car Racing, Curtis Turner.

Total votes: 476

Car Life Museum

Over 20 automobiles, tractors, farm equipment, wheeled vehicles from the 19th century. Includes a 1959 Cadillac owned by Elvis Presley, 1898 Mason stream car, 1914 tractor, well-restored farm machinery.

Total votes: 436

Saratoga Automobile Museum

"The mission of the Saratoga Automobile Museum is to preserve, interpret and exhibit automobiles and automotive artifacts. We celebrate the automobile and educate the general public, students and enthusiasts regarding the role of the automobile in New York State and in the wider world. In addition to technical and design aspects, our educational focus is on the past, present and future social and economic impact of the automobile "

Total votes: 503

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

"The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome is a true "living" museum of antique aviation located in Rhinebeck, New York. We present one of the largest collections of early aeroplanes in the world, many of which regularly take to the air in all their glory during our weekend airshows. The Aerodrome features aeroplanes, automobiles, motorcycles, early engines and memorabilia from 1900-1935. In addition to the airshows, there are four museum buildings displaying aircraft form the Pioneer Era, World War I and the Lindbergh/Barnstorming era. These were the golden years of aviation."

Total votes: 523

Firefighters' Museum of Nova Scotia

"You don't have to be a firefighter to appreciate the Firefighters' Museum of Nova Scotia in Yarmouth. Antique auto enthusiasts especially enjoy the important collection of vintage equipment: the pumpers, hose wagons, and ladder trucks--not to mention the 1863 Amoskeag Steamer, one of the oldest surviving steamers in Canada. Even though these fire trucks had long service careers before being retired, they're all in excellent condition. It only stands to reason. Firefighters routinely risk their lives.

Total votes: 462

Canadian Automotive Museum

"In 1961, a group of Oshawa businessmen wisely decided to create the Canadian Automotive Museum.
The venture was initiated mainly to preserve the automotive history of Canada and to present this history in an educational and entertaining manner.
The Canadian Automotive Museum has grown in the size of the collection and in the scope of the artifacts displayed. Motorcycles, bicycles, trucks, pianos, washing machines, etc., make up the collection today.
Of course, the automobile is the backbone of the collection. Currently, approximately 65 vehicles dating from 1898 to 1981 are on display.

Total votes: 454

Reynolds-Alberta Museum

"Reynolds-Alberta Museum is a project of Alberta Community Development and Alberta Infrastructure and is provincially owned and operated. It focuses on Alberta's mechanized history, with four themes being transportation, agriculture, aviation and industry.
Reynolds-Alberta Museum celebrates the spirit of the machine through lively interpretation of an outstanding collection of vehicles, aircraft, tractors and industrial machines. Our stories begin in the 1880s and tell how these amazing machines shaped the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people."

You voted 5. Total votes: 495

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