RENO — Two popular exhibits at the National Automobile Museum, The Harrah Collection, in downtown Reno will conclude their run on Monday. It’s the last chance to see these exhibits.
Visitors have been enjoying an exhibit focusing on the “Motoring Tourist: National Parks Adventure.” Many people who have seen the exhibit said they found the camping gear popular in the early 1900s, which is displayed in the exhibit, both interesting and ahead of its time.
Automobiles connected humans and nature like never before and national parks allowed them to mingle. National parks embraced the motoring tourist and suppliers of car camping gear clamored to meet the needs of the traveling public. All of this is illustrated in the National Automobile Museum’s exhibit until Monday.
“WW I Gets Motorized” in the changing exhibits gallery is the second exhibit to end on Monday. People can see the 1917 Locomobile Model 48 staff car ordered for Gen. John J. Pershing’s use. The general would travel by train to the battlefield with locomobiles on board the train with him. The locomobile would be unloaded from the train and the general would then ride in the car to get closer to the battle.
The National Automobile Museum is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $4 for children 6 to 18 years old. Children 5 years and younger are free. Parking is free in the museum lot. For more information, call 333-9300 or visit www.automuseum.org.