Classic Cars Star in REVolution, a New WRHS Exhibit

Sep 10, 2013, 11:49 ET from Western Reserve Historical Society

The Crawford Auto Aviation Collection of Cleveland's Western Reserve Historical Society unveils REVolution, an exhibit presenting over 50 historic vehicles

CLEVELAND, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What do: a stainless steel DeLorean, a 1909 Simplex 90 h.p. Holbrook Double Roadster, and automobiles from the cruisin' 1950s, have in common? They will all be on exhibit in REVolution, opening 6 pm, Friday, September 20, 2013 in the Crawford Lower Gallery.

The opening of the new REVolution exhibit launches Wings & Wheels, a weekend of events and programs in celebration of automobiles, airplanes, and the history of transportation. REVolution traces the history of automobile design and technological change in America from the 1890s to the 21st century. Key elements discussed and presented in the exhibit are: Alternative Fuels, Road Trips, Stainless Steel Cars, and the Need for Speed.

REVolution joins the Setting the World in Motion exhibit, which opened in January 2013, as an exhibit in the Crawford Auto Aviation Wing of the History Center. The story of Northeast Ohio's vital role in transportation history is told in the Wing through the impressive Crawford Auto Aviation Collection. The collection has grown to include nearly 160 automobiles, plus 10 aircraft, motorcycles, carriages, Automotive Marque Files, and transportation-related artifacts. The collection is further enhanced with outstanding archival documents related to auto and aviation.

"A huge segment of our visitors come to see the automobiles and airplanes. The new REVolution exhibit will feature more than 50 automobiles. This is in addition to the more than two dozen vehicles in the Crawford Upper Gallery," said Gainor Davis, President & CEO of Western Reserve Historical Society. "This exhibit presents some of the most iconic and distinctive vehicles in history. It's another step in exhibiting these magnificent cars in a space that fosters engagement and conversation amongst visitors about the love of classic cars."

The Western Reserve Historical Society History Center is located in Cleveland's University Circle at 10825 East Boulevard. Museum hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am5 pm and Sunday, Noon – 5 pm. Admission prices are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-12. Group rates are available. WRHS members and children two and under are admitted free of charge. The History Center in University Circle is handicap accessible, and includes an elevator to various levels of the museum.

SOURCE Western Reserve Historical Society