Museum celebrates 12th anniversary in Maggie
Wheels Through Time Museum is celebrating its 12th Anniversary in Maggie Valley this Fourth of July weekend.
The anniversary festivities will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday. The museum houses hundreds of rare and unique machines spanning over 110 years of transportation history, dating back to very roots of motorized travel.
After relocating to Western North Carolina in 2002, Wheels Through Time has attracted over three-quarters of a million visitors to its 38,000 square foot facility in Maggie Valley near the Great Smoky Mountains. And since opening its doors, the museum has continued to grow both its collection and its following.
The collection of all-American motorcycles and automobiles now totals over 360 historic machines, and Museum attendance has soared over the past several years. Recently, the museum's hit television series "What's in the Barn?" on Velocity TV has begun its second season.
The series follows museum curator Dale Walksler and his son Matt across the county on hunts for motorcycle history
During the anniversary weekend celebration, Wheels Through Time staff will be holding demonstrations and exhibitions of dozens of priceless rare motorcycles and automobiles.
Numerous machines found on episodes of "Whats In The Barn?" on display in the museum will be featured, including one of America's earliest twin-cylinder motorcycles, a pair of century-old bikes that recently competed in a race for motorcycles 100 years an older, and a running and operating original 1912 Harley owned by the same family since new, just to name a few.
Various military vehicles will also be on display and ready for exhibition, including two rare Harley-Davidson Air Force machines recently discovered in rural Arkansas.
During the anniversary weekend, the museum will be giving away 500 American Flags to visitors throughout the weekend in celebration of our nations birthday.
Demonstrations and exhibitions of many of America's rarest two- and four-wheeled machines will be held throughout the weekend.