The state of Kentucky celebrated its 225th anniversary on June 1, 2017, but the National Corvette Museum is ready to celebrate the milestone year through 2018.
The exhibit, called “Kentucky: 225 Years on the Move,” opened on August 28 and features artifacts and vehicles from Kentucky’s rich transportation history. Not only are actual cars part of the exhibit, but displays that discuss how people interacted with transportation and how it changed peoples’ lives are present as well.
However, for those merely interested in the cars, there are plenty to see. The first Bowling Green, Kentucky-built Chevrolet Corvette is on display, as are World War II vehicles. The one-millionth Toyota Camry built is also part of the exhibit, too. From the 1800s, a horse-drawn sleigh and early agriculture equipment is also present.
“Agriculture has played an important role for Kentucky since the earliest beginnings,” said Ryan Quarles, Commissioner of Agriculture for Kentucky and owner of the 1935 Allis-Chalmers WC tractor on display. “The tractor represents the role of the family farm, which continues to be a backbone of rural Kentucky today.”
The exhibit will run through spring of 2018 for those interested in taking a look at how transportation in Kentucky, and in the U.S. at large, developed over two centuries.