About

Board of Directors

  Vintage Fire Museum & Safety Education Center   Curt Peters (Chair) curtandpam@earthlink.net 1605 Hedden Court, New Albany, IN 47150 812-948-8711 (h), 502-599-2522 (c)   Vic Megenity (Vice-chair) 3077 Cobblers Crossing Road, New Albany, IN 4715 812-945-3204 (h), 812-786-2019 (c)   Jim Keith (Treasurer) jkeith1940@att.net; jkeith@sunnysideoflouisville.com 7 Lily Run, Jeffersonville, IN 47139 812-284-2647 (h); 502-609-1030 (c)   Rick Albers Rick.Albers@mirazon.com 8125 W. Hwy 42, Goshen, KY 40026 502-802-4124   Justin Ames jfdpio408@gmail.com 3507 Sun Rise Circle, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 502-909-5459   Lukas Coward lcoward94@gmail.com 2404 Lakewood Blvd., Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-786-1858   Bob Der Ohanian pufan8@gmail.com 3501 Greenfield Drive, New Albany, IN 47150 502-298-2059 (c)   Lisa Green budgetprint@insightbb.com 27 Arctic Springs, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-282-8832 (w)   Marcia Hutslar hutlar44@yahoo.com 44 Wildwood Road, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-6094   Richard Kopp rdkopp@purdue.edu 2606 Shady Branch Court, Clarksville, IN 47129 812-697-0552 (c)   JB Lesher lesher894@aol.com 117 St. Matthews Ave., Louisville, KY 40207 502-643-4511 (c), 502-894-0299 (w)   Terry Pennington tenped48@yahoo.com 1604 Hedden Court, New Albany, IN 47150 812-704-8616   Pam Peters curtandpam@earthlink.net 1605 Hedden Court, New Albany, IN 47150 812-948-8711 (h)   Jeff Rider firetruckjr@yahoo.com 1628 S. US 31, Crothersville, IN 47229 812-498-4777 (c)   Tim Robbins trobbins3001@gmail.com 4 Sunflower Court, Louisville, KY 40216 502-599-3001   Jim Stammerman jstammer64@aol.com 3721 Greenwich Road, Louisville, KY 40218 502-263-3793 (c), 812-246-3301 x4212 (w)   Robert St. John rws4242@gmail.com 24 Bellewood Court, New Albany, IN 47150 812-949-2631 (h), 812-661-9540 (c)   Frank Taff ftaff@cinergymetro.net 609 West Main Street, Madison, IN 47250 812-265-3762 (h), 812-701-1901 (c)
 

Fred Conway

 

Fred Conway on top of the 1875 Village Steam Fire Engine

As a fire engine enthusiast, Fred Conway collected and restored many different pieces. Fred showed his collection in the lobby of his business, Discount Labels. However his collection grew so much that he opened a museum called Vintage Fire Engines, Inc. on Mt. Tabor Road in New Albany in June 1999. By this time his collection was comprised of fourteen larger pieces that included hand-pulled pieces, horse-drawn pieces, and motorized vehicles. His collection included smaller items such as models, trumpets and lanterns. However three months later the untimely death of Fred Conway meant that the wonderful exhibit no longer had its inspiration and creator. For many years the collection has been behind locked doors and unavailable to the public; the building is now needed for other purposes.  

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 the group's desire is to open the museum at 723 Spring Street in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The museum will include 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.   View our mission statement here.