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Classic car show returns to History Center

— The Adirondack History Center Museum/Essex County Historical Society presents the second annual Adirondack History Antique and Classic Car Show, on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Collectors and enthusiasts from far and wide will be on hand displaying their collections of pre-1970 beautifully restored and maintained vehicles such as muscle cars, vintage roadsters, hot rods and more. New this year, the local fire departments have been invited to show their antique fire trucks. Admission is free.

These vintage cars will be exhibited on the Museum Grounds directly behind the pavilion off Hand Avenue in Elizabethtown. Exhibit fee registration is $10 in advance or $15 the day of the event. Car owners are asked to register with Margaret Gibbs, Director, Adirondack History Center Museum at echs@adkhistorycenter.org or 873-6466.

“Aside from the allure of these vehicles from a by-gone era, this event will provide food, entertainment and a drawing”, said Tom Both, board member. “ For a chance of winning a $1,000 gas card and other prizes. You will have opportunity to participate in this huge drawing. The drawing will take place at 2 p.m. and winner need not be present. Music will accompany the event. DaCy Meadow Farm will be on site offering a not-too-be-missed Farm Fresh Picnic Lunch.”

The Adirondack History Center Museum is celebrating the opening of The Human Face of the Adirondacks in the Civil War. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the war, this is an exhibition of historic artifacts, photographs and soldiers’ letters related to the Civil War. You’re encouraged to stroll over to the Museum to visit this captivating exhibit and while there also take a walk through the exciting and award winning Worked/Wild exhibit. The Museum will be open for your enjoyment from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. free of its usual admissions charge.

“This is a fundraising event for the Adirondack History Center Museum to support operations, exhibits and educational programs,” Carol Blakeslee-Collin, president of the Board, said. “We hope you will make the Adirondack History Antique and Classic Car Show as well as The Human Face of the Adirondacks in the Civil War exhibit part of your weekend activities.”

For further information, please call 873-6466 or email echs@adkhistorycenter.org.

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