To collect, preserve, and display firefighting equipment in a museum of national significance for the education of school children and adults.
Vintage Fire Museum, Inc.
In 2009, a group formed called Friends of the New Albany Fire Museum, Inc. with an interest in purchasing the Conway collection and creating a new museum with additional pieces and purposes. In September 2010, the organization purchased the entire collection and moved it to the vacated Coyle Chevrolet building in downtown New Albany for storage and limited display. Friends of the New Albany Fire Museum, Inc. adopted the new name of Vintage Fire Museum in 2012 and have added a few items to the collection and opened in 2014 at 723 Spring Street in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The museum includes a Safety Education Center, a store, a room on regional firefighting history, and an area honoring firefighters who have given their lives in fighting fires in addition to the major exhibit area.
The Vintage Fire Museum is an 501(c)(3) exempt organization.
The VFM is a member of the Fire Museum Network and hosted its National Conference in 2014.