A highlight of last year’s Christmas vacation was a stop at the Model T Museum in Richmond, Indiana. While I know little about cars and nothing about the Model T, I had a fantastic time touring the museum and learning from a great tour guide. The entire time, I kept thinking about how much my dad would love it there.
In my lifetime, I went places with both my parents or with my mother but rarely just with my dad. So it’s a treat to spend a day just the two of us. We set out early, zig zagging through small towns and then across the National Road into Richmond. Neither of us enjoy highways and we weren’t on any kind of schedule so it was fun wandering down roads we hadn’t seen before.
The museum didn’t disappoint. I enjoyed the tour again and he loved it, getting more out of it than I ever will. He has many of the tools and parts they’re displaying, jumbled into his own random collection of stuff. Good luck finding any of it. He’s sort of a pack rat and, while no one else can ever find anything, he knows exactly what he has.
The museum tells the story of the Model T in the context of what was happening in the country and world. It’s very nicely done and I would recommend it if you get a chance.
We also stopped at a big antique mall near Dayton that I’ll tell you about another day.
It was a good day and I’m glad we got to enjoy it together. Solo adventures are fun but it’s even better with someone you know will enjoy it.
That looks like a cool place to visit. 🙂
You know, it’s a really fun place to visit if you like cars or if you’re open to learning about new things. If you don’t care about the cars and don’t want to learn, you’ll be bored to tears. I loved it and am so happy every time someone says they liked it too. 😉
Great to see you went back there and I’m glad to hear your Dad enjoyed it.
Thanks! We got the same tour guide (who is great) and had a fun day doing this and a couple of other things!
This is great!!
I love this place!!