Vision and Goals
We are dedicated to offering experiences that spark imagination,
stimulate learning, and entertain adults and children alike. Our goals
To share stories about the impact of the automobile on society and the development of our country.
To preserve the history of the automobile for generations to come.
To use the automobile as a stepping stone for interpreting history, humanities, art and more.
The Museum is a place where the past and present merge, where
thoughts drift to a future of “what ifs.” It’s a place where history,
fun, and awareness unite. Help us continue to fulfill this vision
through your generosity.
Annual audits reveal excellent fiscal responsibility and the budget
is managed with the utmost attention. The Museum is governed by a Board
of Trustees and each year 100% of the Trustees contribute to our fund
raising efforts. The Museum is self-sustaining and is not owned,
affiliated or supported by any other organization or entity.
In addition to funds from operations (admission and retail sales,
memberships, banquets, etc.), the Museum relies on donations, grants and
sponsorships like other nonprofits.
The Museum continues to grow thanks to the generosity of donors, who
believe in our mission. Donors contribute important funding to enhance
the museum’s operational resources and endowment, and gift automobiles
Use of Resources
A variety of resources support the Museum’s daily operations, annual
programs, exhibits and activities. Infrastructure needs and improvements
are continually addressed, many resulting in increased revenue
opportunities, productivity, energy savings, etc. Here are a few
Gallery Four was remodeled to accommodate our growing banquet business.
The theatre was remodeled to add a stage, high-definition projector
and large screen to offer daily presentations for our visitors and
accommodate special programs for clients and the Museum.
Antiquated telephone and computer systems were upgraded to improve productivity several years ago.
HVAC systems were upgraded to improved efficiency.
The roof was upgraded and repaired several years ago.
Lighting systems were upgraded to reduce energy consumption.
The Museum conducts an Annual Giving Campaign and each year the
Chairman of the Museum’s Board of Trustees and his wife contribute a
$50,000 matching donation. Every year donations exceed this match. A
series of successful Capital Campaigns retired the Museum’s construction
debt (approximately $10 million) and established an endowment.
Donations are Tax-Deductible
The Museum is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt corporation formed
solely for educational purposes. Donations are tax-deductible to the
full limits of the tax laws.
We invite you to make a donation today. Thank you!