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Children Invited To Vote On Special Dog’s Name
The Vintage Fire Museum and Safety Education Center invites all children and youth ages 15 and under to vote on a name for its six-foot Dalmatian. The dog (really, it’s a puppy) will be a permanent fixture at the museum recently opened at 723 Spring St., Jeffersonville, IN 47130. Votes may be cast at the museum, on the website – vintagefiremuseum.org, or by mail. The possible names are: Bell, Buster, Fred, Sam, Smokey, Sparky, and Spot. The voting deadline is June 1. VOTE NOW
The museum is open Fridays 12-4, Saturdays 10-5, and, beginning May 11, Sundays 1-4. It is also open by appointment by calling 812-948-8711.
Above is a picture of the Dalmatian, which was made by Tim Shaw and Jim Snawder. Pictured with the dog are Lucas Raymer and Landon Raymer. The photo is by Curtis Peters. Permission is granted to use any of these names.
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Vintage Fire Museum will Host Conference in 2014
The Vintage Fire Museum will host the Fire Museum Networks national conference in 2014. The conference will be held November 7, 8, 9, 10. Attendees can enjoy a stay at Clarion Hotel (812.283.4411) in Jeffersonville for $82.95 a night.
New Attraction in the Louisville/Southern Indiana Area
A new attraction, the Vintage Fire Museum and Safety Education Center, has opened in downtown Jeffersonville, Indiana.
- This museum is nationally known; it features beautiful restored fire engines (hand pumpers, chemical engines, horse-drawn steamers, early motorized engines) and other equipment dating back to 1756!
- The exhibits are of interest to all ages – from the elderly down to small children -, for men and women, and for people from all walks of life. Gift store is available.
- There are no steps and everything including restrooms is handicapped accessible. Groups of up to sixty can be accommodated.
- Group discounts are available. Regular price for adults is $5; with groups of twenty or more the price is $3. Regular price for children 3 to 15 is $2; with groups of twenty or more the price is $1.50. Children under 3 as well as drivers and escorts are free. Single payment for entire group is preferred.
- There is parking for buses; direct door access. Rest area for drivers.
- The museum is conveniently located near I-65 and just across the river from downtown Louisville.
- We are close both to Schimpff’s Confectionary/Museum and to Derby Dinner Playhouse.
- Visits normally take 30 minutes to an hour. Docents are happy to provide guided tours.
- The museum will accommodate groups by appointment at any time given advance notice. Regular winter hours are Friday 12-4 and Saturday 10-5; these will be expanded in the spring.
- Restaurants are close to the museum. In addition, box meals can be provided given notice of over 24 hours; they can be eaten on the premises
- More information is on the website: vintagefiremuseum.org.
- Contact Curtis or Pamela Peters, board chair and docent supervisor, at 812-948-8711 or 502-599-2522.
We are in the midst of major fundraising towards our campaign goal of 1.7 million. Grant proposals are being written and individuals, families, and businesses are being invited to make five year pledges. You can make a donation at this website or a pledge by contacting Curtis Peters at (502) 599-2522.