VINTAGE FIRE MUSEUM BICENTENNIAL MUSTER HONORING GEORGE WIGGINS
The public is invited to a “Bicentennial Muster Honoring George Wiggins” at the Vintage Fire Museum and Safety Education Center, 723 Spring Street, Jeffersonville, IN on Saturday, September 17, 10 AM to 5 PM. This year’s event is held in honor and memory of former board member, George Wiggins of Louisville, who passed away earlier this year.
The muster ties in with the Indiana Bicentennial emphasizing the history of firefighting over a 200-year period. It is a family event suitable for all ages.• At 11:00 a fire engine parade will be held on Spring Street from the Ohio River to the Museum. Hand-pulled and motorized equipment from various periods will be featured. Fire companies and private owners are invited to have their trucks in the parade.
• Throughout the day visitors will be able to see the displays both inside and outside the Museum.
• Enjoy the brats, pulled pork sandwiches, and other foods on sale at the Museum.
• People may set up their own “swap meet” tables outside the Museum to sell parts, artifacts, etc.
• Collectors are also invited to display their own fire engines or classic cars on the Museum parking lot.
• Individual and family memberships will be on sale that are good from now throughout 2017.
• Reduced entrance fees throughout the day.
• At 4:00 p.m. fire engines will pump water at the Jeffersonville riverfront.
For more information, visit the website at vintagefiremuseum.org or call 812-948-8711 (C. Peters). The museum’s regular autumn hours are Fridays and Saturdays. 812-282-4705 email@example.com
The Vintage Fire Museum is located at 723 Spring Street in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The facility is available for birthday parties and other special events. For more information, contact us on Facebook VINTAGE FIRE MUSEUM, or call 812-948-8711.
Vintage Fire Museum Partners with Safety Net
The Vintage Fire Museum has partnered with Safety NET to provide American Heart Association(AHA) First Aid/CPR/AED classes. For more information or to register please visit www.cprsafetynet.com
Looking for a great place for a birthday party or a reception?
The Vintage Fire Museum is now open for hosting such events. You can have a great event in an unusual, spectacular setting. Special tours and other features can be arranged. Call 812-282-4705 for more information or to make a reservation. See VFM Rental Policy
Jeffersonville Mainstreet Offers Community Activities
The Vintage Fire Museum is participating in several events hosted by the Jeffersonville Mainstreet organization. Please see the link for more events in the area.
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 $6 with a $1.00 discount for seniors 60 years old and over and for firefighters; with groups of twenty or more the price is $4. 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 812-282-4705 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.