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
Justin Ames jfdpio408@gmail.com
3507 Sun Rise Circle, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Lukas Coward lcoward94@gmail.com
2404 Lakewood Blvd., Jeffersonville, IN 47130

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

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

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

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.